British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Langwerth, Ernest Baron (Ernst
Eberhard Kuno Langwerth von Simmern, 20 July 1757 - 28 July 1809)
Styled Ernest Baron Langwerth only while in British
Entered Hanoverian Army 1769, Lieutenant 1777, Captain
1784, Major 1795, Lieutenant Colonel Foot Guards 1799. Joined British
Service in 4th Line Battalion King's German Legion 1803, Temporary
rank of Colonel 1804, Brigadier General on the Staff 1808-1809.
Early service: brigade KGL Home Staff 1805-1808.
Commanded brigade KGL Sweden 1808.
Portugal & Spain: Commanded brigade KGL Portugal
Peninsular War: Commanded brigade KGL April- June
1809 and brigade KGL 1st Division June - July 1809. Killed in
action at Talavera 1809.
Colonel-Commandant of the 4th Line Battalion King's
German Legion 1803-1809.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2006; updated April 2012
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