Ernst von Pfuel

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Ernst Heinrich Adolf von Pfuel

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Ernst von Pfuel
Born(1779-11-03)3 November 1779
Jahnsfelde, Prussia (present-day Müncheberg, Germany)
Died 3 December 1866(1866-12-03) (aged 87)
Berlin, Prussia (present-day Berlin, Germany)
Allegiance Flag of Prussia (1892-1918).svg Prussia
Service/branch Prussian Army
Other work Prussian Minister of War
Prime Minister of Prussia

Ernst Heinrich Adolf von Pfuel (3 November 1779 3 December 1866) was a Prussian general, as well as Prussian Minister of War and later Prime Minister of Prussia.

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Pfuel was born in Jahnsfelde, Prussia (present-day Müncheberg, Germany). He served as commander of Cologne and the Prussian sector of Paris from 1814-15 during the Napoleonic Wars. Pfuel later served as Governor of Berlin and Governor of the Prussian Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.[ citation needed ]

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Pfuel replaced Karl Wilhelm von Willisen as the Royal Special Commissioner of King Frederick William IV of Prussia during the Greater Poland Uprising (1848). [1] He was a member of the Prussian National Assembly of 1848 and later that year, served as Prussian Minister of War from 7 September to 2 November, as well as Prime Minister of Prussia.

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