von steuben was born in magdeburg, germany in 1730. he attended jesult schools in bresaiu. he entered the prussian army's officer corps, and served in the seven years war. he then joined fredrick the greats military staff. he next was appointed chamberlain to the prussian court of hohenzollern hechingen. in 1777, von went to parns to meet america's foreign commissioners, benjamin franklin and silas deane offered them his, military services.who was impressedby von stuebons title, immediately sent him to gearge washingtons at valley forge he cro
many eupopean military formations and other war stralegies. it is still being used today in the military system today. ssed the atlantic ocean from germany to drill george washingtons (soldiers) troops. although he spoke no enlish, he systematically trained the amature, american troops in military discipline and battle readiness. s" which remained americas official military manual for over 3 decades. later in the war, von commanded the war supply center and faught at yorktown. he recieved a small pension from the u. von also helped to found the society of cincinnati, and then resigned his american commision in 1784, after the war the new york legislature granted von an estate. many say he was one of the greatest german officers in the world. the rigorous training saved the troops from complete defeat during the battle of mamouth.