Ernst Ludwig von Aster

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Ernst Ludwig von Aster
Born(1778-10-05)October 5, 1778
DiedFebruary 10, 1855(1855-02-10) (aged 76)
AllegianceKingdom of Prussia Prussia
Service/branchPrussian Army

Ernst Ludwig von Aster (October 5, 1778 - February 10, 1855) was a German officer and a highly decorated Prussian, Saxon and Russian general of the German Campaign of 1813 and the War of the Seventh Coalition.

He took part in fortifying several fortresses, including in Cologne, Poznań and Königsberg. In his honor, in the Poznań Fortress and Koblenz Fortress have been given for forts names from surname Aster.


  • Bernhard von Poten (1902), "Aster, Ernst Ludwig von", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 46, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 627–628