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Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben
(September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794)
Steuben was born at Magdeburg, Duchy of Magdeburg, the son of Wilhelm Augustin Steuben (1699-1783), a lieutenant of engineers. His mother was Elizabeth von Jagvodin. Steuben accompanied his father to the Russian Empire when Friedrich Wilhelm I, King of Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg, ordered Wilhelm into the service of Czarina Anna I. The family returned to Prussia after accession of Frederick the Great to the throne in 1740.
The German-Prussian army officer who served as inspector general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with teaching the Continental Army the essentials of military drill and discipline, helping to guide it to victory. He wrote the book that became the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812, and served essentially as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war.