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Benningsen, or Beningsen, Levin Augustus Theophilies, Count, was born at Brunswick in 1745, and in 1773 left the Hanoverian army to take service under Catherine of Russia. In 1791 he was sent by Catherine into Poland, where he was successful, and in 1801 he supported the conspiracy against Paul. In 1805 he commanded the army of the north, but became commander-in-chief in 1807, and fought the battle of Eylau. In 1812 he held the Russian centre at the battle of Moskowa, and he contributed indirectly to the victory at Leipzig. He died in Germany in 1826.