Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von Gerlach

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Leopold von Gerlach
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Leopold von Gerlach
Born(1790-09-17)17 September 1790
Berlin, Prussia
Died10 January 1861(1861-01-10) (aged 70)
Berlin, Prussia
AllegianceKingdom of Prussia Prussia
Service/branchPrussian Army

(Ludwig Friedrich) Leopold von Gerlach (17 September 1790 – 10 January 1861) was a Prussian army general, adjutant to Frederick William IV of Prussia and a Protestant conservative associate of Otto von Bismarck.[1]


Leopold von Gerlach was born in Berlin, the son of Carl Friedrich Leopold von Gerlach, Mayor of Berlin. He and his brother, Ludwig von Gerlach, formed the "Christian Germanic" circle to propagate the ideas of the Swiss jurist Karl Ludwig von Haller.[2]


  1. ^ Agatha Ramm, Germany, 1789-1919: a political history, pp. 233-234
  2. ^ Otto Pflanze, Bismarck and the development of Germany: the period of unification, 1815-1871, pp. 30-31.