Clausewitz, Carl von

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Comment by Brandon Stewart on July 25th, 2022 at 1:22 am

I’m just wondering how no one noticed a misspelled name being that this is suppose to be an encyclopedia. Since doing 2 DNA tests and finding out we are related I have become critical of misspellings of his name. My point is to correct your information on Carl von Clausewitz.
His full name is not Carl Philipp GOTTFRIED von Clausewitz. It is Carl Philipp GOTTLIEB von Clausewitz.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on July 25th, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Thank you, Brandon, for your comment.
However, the name is not actually misspelled. If you had read the whole article, there is a whole section about his name and the various misspellings, including “Gottlieb.” It states that his tombstone carries the name “Gottfried” which is therefore taken to be correct. I have now moved that section and added an image of his tombstone so that the information is more obvious to the reader.
Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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