Rohdich, Friedrich Wilhelm

GENERAL, STATESMAN (PRUSSIA)
BORN 22 Feb 1719, Potsdam - DIED 23 Jan 1796, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Invalidenfriedhof, Scharnhorststrasse 33, Mitte (Feld A)

Friedrich Wilhelm Rohdich was the son of a Prussian officer who came from Sweden. His education was supported by king Friedrich Wilhelm I. He made himself a name during the Seven Years War and he was awarded the Order of Merity by king Friedrich II.

In 1779 he became commander of Potsdam where he did his best to relieve the poor. In 1787 he became minister of War and a member and in 1794 he became a General of the Infantry. He died in 1796 in Berlin.

Sources
Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig., 1912
• Demps, Laurenz, Zwischen Mars und Minerva, Wegweiser über den Invalidenfriedhof, Verlag für Bauwesen, Berlin, 1998

Images

The grave of F.W. Rohdich at the Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (21 Jan 2004)

 


Röhm, Ernst

Published: 26 Oct 2008
Last update: 26 Oct 2008