Leopold Sebastian von Manstein
In Prussian service he came to the Dragoon Regiment No. 1 (Normann) and became Premier-Lieutenant on May 7, 1741, and Major in March 1758 . In 1759 he became a lieutenant colonel and in the same year a colonel . In April 1762 he took over the Cuirassier Regiment No. 7 (Horn) and in September 1764 he became Major General.
He was able to distinguish himself in the battles of Reichenberg and Pretzschendorf (January 7, 1760), as well as in the battle of Kolin . For this he received the order Pour le Mérite . He was sponsored by King Friedrich II . In addition, on June 7, 1768, he received the administration of Tilsit and on June 14, 1770 that of Cörlin.
In his honor, a bust of the general was erected in St. Stephen's Church in Tangermünde.
He was married to one from Barefoot and had a son and a daughter.
- Anton Balthasar König : Leopold Sebastian von Manstein . In: Biographical lexicon of all heroes and military figures who made themselves famous in the Prussian service . tape 3 . Arnold Wever, Berlin 1790, p. 11 ( Leopold Sebastian von Manstein at Wikisource [PDF]).
- Eduard Lange : The soldiers of Frederick the Great . Avenarius & Mendelssohn, Leipzig 1853, p. 141 ( digitized in the Google book search)
- Kurt von Priesdorff : Soldier leadership . Volume 2, Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt Hamburg, [Hamburg], , , pp. 23-24, no. 548.
- August Wilhelm Pohlmann, August Stöpel: History of the City of Tangermünde , p. 68, digitized.
|SURNAME||Manstein, Leopold Sebastian von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Prussian lieutenant general|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 22, 1717|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Itching stone|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 26, 1777|
|Place of death||Tangermünde|