Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Clausewitz, Karl von, was born at Burg in Prussian Saxony in 1780. He entered the service of Russia in 1812, and took part in the memorable campaign against Napoleon, an account of which he published in 1814. Appointed four years later director of the "war school" of Prussia, he held that post till his death in 1831. Among his many posthumous works his treatise On War has enjoyed a high reputation.