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Adolf Lützow, Freiherr von

Lützow, Adolf, Freiherr von (äˈdôlf frĪˈhĕr fən lüˈtsō) [key], 1782–1834, Prussian officer. He commanded (1813–14) a volunteer corps, the Black Troops (or Black Rifles), in the War of Liberation against Napoleon I. Known for its daring exploits, the corps was glorified by the poet Karl Theodor Körner, one of its members.

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