1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers "Great Elector"

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1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers "Great Elector"
Active 1674-1919
Disbanded 1919
Country Prussia
Branch Army
Type Heavy cavalry
Engagements Silesian Wars and the War of the Sixth Coalition
Prince Frederick of Prussia

The 1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers were a heavy cavalry regiment of the Royal Prussian Army. The regiment was originally formed as Dragoon Guards in 1674 and reorganized as a cuirassiers unit in 1718. The regiment fought in the Silesian Wars and the War of the Sixth Coalition 1813-15, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War and World War I. The regiment was disbanded in 1919.

Between 1815 and 1863, its commander was Prince Frederick of Prussia (1794–1863).


Schulz, Hugo (1992). Die preussischen Kavallerie-Regimenter 1913/1914 nach dem Gesetz vom 3. Juli 1913. Augsburg: Weltbild. pp. 14–16. ISBN 3893503439.