Portrait, Marie von Clausewitz

Marie von Clausewitz (née von Brühl)
(1779-1836)


Behind every great man there's a great woman. Clausewitz's ambitious romance with Marie von Brühl, whose family and social position far outshone Clausewitz's, led to marriage and to a famous intellectual partnership crucial to the evolution of On War. After her husband's death in 1831, Marie edited the book and wrote a preface to it.

MARIE'S PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
(From the 1873 English translation by COL J.J. Graham -- The German original is HERE)


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