• Born date: 1780-06-01
  • Born in: Prussia
  • Death date: 1831-11-16
  • Death in: Prussia
Carl von Clausewitz

Carl Philipp Gottfried [Gottlieb] von Clausewitz (/ˈklaʊzəvɪts/; June 1, 1780 – November 16, 1831) was a German general and military theorist who stressed the "moral" (in modern terms, psychological) and political aspects of war. His most notable work, Vom Kriege (On War), was unfinished at his death.Clausewitz was a realist and used the more rationalist ideas of the European Enlightenment.