Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke (26 October 1800, Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin – 24 April 1891, Berlin) was a German Field Marshal. The chief of staff of the Prussian Army for thirty years, he is regarded as the creator of a new, more modern method of directing armies in the field. He is often referred to as Moltke the Elder to distinguish him from his nephew Helmuth Johann Ludwig von Moltke, who commanded the German Army at the outbreak of World War I.

Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke the Elder

Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke (26 October 1800, Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin – 24 April 1891,…

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

Wilhem Richard Wagner

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

Wilhem Richard Wagner

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

(1726-1804) German author

Christian Felix Weisse

(1726-1804) German author

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

Emperor William II

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

(1717-1768) German archeologist and art historian. Author of <I>History of the art of Antiquity.</em>

Johann Joachim Winckelmann

(1717-1768) German archeologist and art historian. Author of History of the art of Antiquity.