Samuel von Schlichting

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Samuel von Schlichting (born December 3, 1682 in Lochow, Züllichau district , † April 19, 1751 in Rastenburg ) was a Prussian lieutenant general , most recently chief of Infantry Regiment No. 2 and knight of the order Pour le Mérite .

He joined Regiment No. 4 at the age of 14 . In the battle of Hochstädt in 1704 he was an ensign and was seriously wounded. The later King Friedrich Wilhelm I was impressed by his bravery and sent a letter of praise to General Leopold von Anhalt-Dessau . So on April 11, 1705 he got his own company in Regiment No. 12 . In January 1720 he became a major in Regiment No. 21 . In 1725 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and in 1738 to colonel . In 1743 he received Regiment No. 33 .

On April 29, 1743 he was promoted to major general. But in November 1743 the regiment had to hand over to Asmus Ehrenreich von Bredow again, for which he received regiment No. 2 . In the Second Silesian War he fought in the battles of Hohenfriedberg and Thrush . In 1747 he was appointed lieutenant general. On June 12, 1750, he was released because of illness and old age. He then received a pension of 1000 thalers and died in Rastenburg in 1751, unmarried.

He is said to have had a daughter: Johanna “Jeanette” von Schlichting, she married the major and later tax collector Friedrich George von Rabenau, whose daughter was the philanthropist Amalia von Dyhrn