Soldaten für den Kampf gegen Napoleon

King's German Legion

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The King’s German Legion existed from 1803 until 1816, the legion mostly consisted out of former/retired soldiers of the electorate Hannover and they fought for the English King against the French.

Since the dukedom Bremen was a part of Hannover and was occupied by Napoleon, even soldiers from Bremen and lower Saxony fought in the King’s German Legion.

This database was created by the MAUS member Anna Hentschel and contains the names, the age and the origin of the King’s German Legion’s recruits, that were hired from 21st October, 1805 until late 1806 in Europe and that were buried in Stade, Hannover and England.