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Friedrich Wilhelm Seydlitz, Freiherr von

Seydlitz, Friedrich Wilhelm, Freiherr von (frēˈdrĭkh vĭlˈhĕlm frĪˈhĕr fən zĪdˈlĭts) [key], 1721–73, Prussian general under Frederick II. He helped restore the effectiveness of the Prussian cavalry and fought in the most important battles of the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War, notably at Hohenfriedberg (1745), Kolin (1757), Rossbach (1757), Zorndorf (1758), and Freiberg (1762).

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