German American, History Highlights

French officer Baron deKalb was actually a German born in Bavaria…he helped Americans win the Revolutionary War

The only German officer in the Revolutionary War that normally comes to mind is Baron von Steuben, the Prussian officer who trained the Continental Army and later became Washington’s Chief of Staff. But we should also be aware of Johann von Kalb, a German soldier from Bavaria who learned to speak English and French and… Continue reading French officer Baron deKalb was actually a German born in Bavaria…he helped Americans win the Revolutionary War

Famous Artists, German American, History Highlights

A German artist named Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze created the famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware

A German artist named Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze memorialized the dramatic event of Washington Crossing the Delaware. Leutze conceived the idea for this famous painting during the German Revolutions of 1848. He was hoping to encourage Germany's liberal reformers through the example of the American Revolution.There were actually two versions of this painting. Leutze began his… Continue reading A German artist named Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze created the famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware