Portrait, Marie von Clausewitz

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


Starting in 1803, Clausewitz's ambitious romance with Marie von Brühl, whose family and social position far outshone Clausewitz's, led to marriage (1810) 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. Wikipedia (Deutsch) entry.

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

Illustration for V. Bellinger's blog on Marie von Clausewitz


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