1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers "Great Elector"

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1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers "Great Elector"
Active 1674-1919
Disbanded 1919
Country Prussia
Branch Army
Type Heavy cavalry
Engagements Silesian Wars and the War of the Sixth Coalition
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Prince Frederick of Prussia

The 1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers were a heavy cavalry regiment of the Royal Prussian Army. The regiment was originally formed as Dragoon Guards in 1674 and reorganized as a cuirassiers unit in 1718. The regiment fought in the Silesian Wars and the War of the Sixth Coalition 1813-15, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War and World War I. The regiment was disbanded in 1919.

Between 1815 and 1863, its commander was Prince Frederick of Prussia (1794–1863).

References[edit]

Schulz, Hugo (1992). Die preussischen Kavallerie-Regimenter 1913/1914 nach dem Gesetz vom 3. Juli 1913. Augsburg: Weltbild. pp. 14–16. ISBN 3893503439.