Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

Major General of the Continental Army Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Full Name: Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben


Profession: Major General of the Continental Army
Why Famous: Credited with being one of the fathers of American military tactics and discipline, Baron von Steuben wrote Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, which remained the country's drill manual until the Civil War.

He served as George Washington's chief of staff in the latter stages of the Revolutionary War and was himself a major general and inspector general of the Continental Army.

Born: September 17, 1730
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Magdeberg, Duchy of Magdeberg

Died: November 28, 1794 (aged 64)

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