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Karl Philipp von Wrede

Wrede, Karl Philipp von (kärl fēˈlĭp fən vrāˈdə) [key], 1767–1838, Bavarian general. He helped reorganize the Bavarian army, commanded part of the Bavarian troops fighting with the French against Austria in 1805 in the Napoleonic Wars, and led the Bavarian corps that aided Napoleon's victory at Wagram (1809). Just before the battle of Leipzig (1813) he negotiated the Treaty of Ried between Austria and Bavaria and fought with the allies against Napoleon. Created (1814) prince and field marshal, Wrede represented Bavaria at the Congress of Vienna.

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