Von Kleist is a Prussian noble family. Prussia ( Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Prūsija Prūsija Prusy Old Prussian: Prūsa) was most recently a historic state Notable members of this family include:
- Ewald Jürgen Georg von Kleist (ca. Ewald Georg (or Jürgen von Kleist ( 10 June 1700 &ndash December 11, 1748) was a German Jurist, Lutheran cleric 1700-1748); co-inventor of the Leyden jar.
- Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715-1759); German poet and soldier;
- Friedrich Emil Ferdinand Heinrich Graf Kleist von Nollendorf (April 9, 1762 - February 17, 1823), born and died in Berlin, was a Prussian field marshal
- Heinrich von Kleist (October 18, 1777 – November 21, 1811) was a German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer. Ewald Christian von Kleist ( March 7, 1715 &ndash August 24, 1759) was a German Poet and officer Friedrich Emil Ferdinand Heinrich Graf Kleist von Nollendorf ( April 9, 1762 - February 17, 1823) born and died in Berlin, was a Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist ( October 18, 1777 &ndash November 21, 1811) was a German Poet, Dramatist, The Kleist Prize, a prestigious prize for German literature, is named after him.
- Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881-1954); German Field Marshal
- Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin (1890-1945); conspirator in the July 20 Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler
- Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin (born 1922); son of Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin; another conspirator in the July 20 bomb plot. Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist ( August 8 1881 &ndash c November 13 1954) was a leading German Field marshal during Ewald Von Kleist -Schmenzin ( 22 March, 1890 – 9 April, 1945) was a Lawyer, a conservative Politician Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin (born 1922 is a former German Army officer and publisher
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