Karl Anton Xaver Thaddäus von Schlichten

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Karl Anton Xaver Thaddäus von Schlichten (born June 27, 1764 in Dresden , † July 7, 1841 in Warmbrunn ) was a Prussian major general .



His parents were Major General Andreas Alexander von Schlichten (1728–1791) and his wife Ernestine Philippine, née von der Goltz (1735–1771).

Military career

In 1777 Schlichten became an ensign in Polish service in the "Sulkowski" regiment. In 1778 he moved with his father into Prussian services and became a junior in the Freikorps "Schlichten". He fought in the War of the Bavarian Succession in 1778/79 and rose to Second Lieutenant in 1779 before the Freikorps was dissolved. On January 12, 1780, Schlichten came as a cornet in the "von Podjursky" hussar regiment . There he became second lieutenant on September 15, 1784, and on May 23, 1794, he joined his regiment chief , Prince Eugene of Württemberg, as adjutant general . During the campaign in Poland he fought in the battle of Rawka and the siege of Warsaw . For Rawka he received the order Pour le Mérite on June 9, 1794 . On June 29, 1794 he was Premier Lieutenant and on January 9, 1795 Adjutant General of General Lediwary . On April 20, 1796 he returned to his hussar regiment, rose there to the rank of staff cavalry officer on September 16, and on January 15, 1803, he was promoted to captain and squadron chief . On December 25, 1804, he was promoted to major . In the Fourth Coalition War , Schlichten fought in the Battle of Auerstedt and the battles of Königsberg , Bartenstein, Heilsberg and Friedland . At Heilsberg, however, he was seriously injured in the foot and could no longer be used in the field.

After the Peace of Tilsit , Schlichten joined the 1st Silesian Hussar Regiment on February 8, 1809 . On March 21, 1811 he was appointed chief of the 1st Lower Silesian Brigade Garrison Company. On April 11, 1811 he was given the character of lieutenant colonel . In the run-up to the Wars of Liberation , he was transferred to Garrison Battalion 20/13 on February 24, 1813. After the war he was promoted to colonel on May 31, 1815 , with a patent on June 2, 1815. On April 26, 1818 he was appointed commander of the 11th Garrison Battalion (1st Silesian). Schlichten resigned from the army on April 14, 1820 with a disability salary and received his departure on March 28, 1824 with the character of major general and a pension of 800 thalers . On December 19, 1827, his pension was increased retrospectively from May 1, 1824 to 900 thalers. He died on July 7, 1841 in Warmbrunn in the Giant Mountains.

In his assessment from 1819, General Zieten wrote: “He excels in the leadership of the battalion, in that the best order and punctuality prevail in it. It would be desirable that the Colonel von Schlichten, who has no fortune, could be put in a better position by the grace of His Majesty the King. "


Schlichten married on January 13, 1794 in Schmoltschütz Wilhelmine Charlotte von Braunschweig (* 1773; † February 6, 1842), a daughter of General Christian Friedrich von Braunschweig . The couple had two children:

  • Luise Wilhelmine Karoline Charlotte (born June 18, 1795)
  • Wilhelm (1797–1876), Prussian major general


Individual evidence

  1. ^ At Priesdorf: August von Württemberg