Carl von Clausewitz facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz
Carl von Clausewitz in Prussian service, painting by Karl Wilhelm Wach
Allegiance Prussia
Years of service 1792–1831
Rank Major-General

Karl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz (IPA: [ˈklaʊzəvɪts]) (July 1, 1780November 16, 1831) was a Prussian soldier who wrote about war and the military. He wrote the book On War, in which he said that "War is the continuation of politics by other means."

On War

In his book, On War, Clausewitz wrote how to win a war, how to build an army, and what war is. He did not think war was an art or a science. Instead, war was about people, money, and land.

Related pages

Images for kids

Carl von Clausewitz Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.