- ROON, COUNT VON
- Prussian general, born in Pomerania; was Minister of War in 1859 and of Marine in 1861; was distinguished for the important reforms he effected in the organisation of the Prussian army, conspicuous in the campaigns of 1866 and 1871-72 (1803-1879).
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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