The Convention of Tauroggen was a truce signed 30 December 1812 at Tauroggen (now Tauragė, Lithuania), between Generalleutnant Hans David Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg on behalf of his Prussian troops, and by General Hans Karl von Diebitsch of the Russian Army. A ceasefire (or truce) is a temporary stoppage of a War or any Armed conflict, where each side of the conflict agrees Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St Year 1812 ( MDCCCXII) a leap year started on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Tauragė ( known also by alternate foreign names) is an industrial City in Lithuania, and the capital of Tauragė County. Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika is a Country in Eastern often referred to as Northern Europe or in the Hans David Ludwig Graf Yorck von Wartenburg ( September 26, 1759 - October 4, 1830) was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall Count Hans Karl Friedrich Anton von Diebitsch and Narden (Graf Ivan Ivanovich Dibich-Zabalkansky, Иван Иванович Дибич-Забалканский) (born Yorck's act is considered a turning point of Prussian history, triggering an insurgency against Napoleon in the Rheinbund. The Confederation of the Rhine or Rhine Confederation (Rheinbund États confédérés du Rhin officially and Confédération du Rhin in practice) lasted
According to the Treaty of Tilsit, Prussia had to support Napoleon's invasion of Russia. The Treaties of Tilsit were two agreements signed by Napoleon I of France in the aftermath of his victory at Friedland in the town of Tilsit The French invasion of Russia in 1812 was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars. This resulted in some Prussians leaving their army to avoid serving the French, like Carl von Clausewitz, who joined Russian services. Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz (ˈklaʊzəvɪts ( July 1, 1780 – November 16, 1831) was a Prussian soldier military historian
When Yorck's immediate French superior Marshal Macdonald, retreated before the corps of Diebitsch, Yorck found himself isolated. As a soldier his duty was to break through, but as a Prussian patriot his position was more difficult. He had to judge whether the moment was favorable for starting a war of liberation; and, whatever might be the enthusiasm of his junior staff-officers, Yorck had no illusions as to the safety of his own head, and negotiated with Carl von Clausewitz. Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz (ˈklaʊzəvɪts ( July 1, 1780 – November 16, 1831) was a Prussian soldier military historian
The Convention of Tauroggen armistice, signed by Diebitsch and Yorck, "neutralized" the Prussian corps without consent of their king. The news was received with the wildest enthusiasm in Prussia, but the Prussian Court dared not yet throw off the mask, and an order was despatched suspending Yorck from his command pending a court-martial. Diebitsch refused to let the bearer pass through his lines, and the general was finally absolved when the Treaty of Kalisch definitely ranged Prussia on the side of the Allies. The Treaty of Kalisz was signed in Kalisz on February 28, 1813 between Russia and Prussia against Napoleon I.
The Convention of Tauroggen is also mentioned in C. S. Forester's The Commodore, in which the hero Horatio Hornblower supports the Russians and helps to stage a meeting between the leaders. Cecil Scott Forester was the Pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith ( August 27 1899 – April 2, 1966) an English The Commodore (published 1945) is a Horatio Hornblower novel written by C Admiral of the Fleet Horatio Hornblower 1st Baron Hornblower, GCB, is a fictional protagonist of a series of Novels by C