Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

Born: October 26, 1800

Died: April 24, 1891

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Biography: Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke was a German Field Marshal. The chief of staff of the Prussian Army for thirty years, he is regarded as one of the great strategists of the latter 19th century, and the creator of a new, more modern method of directing armies in the field.