Lützow, Adolf, Freiherr von

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Adolf Lützow, Freiherr von (ä´dôlf frī´hĕr fən lü´tsō), 1782–1834, Prussian officer. He commanded (1813–14) a volunteer corps, the Black Troops (or Black Rifles), in the War of Liberation against Napoleon I. Known for its daring exploits, the corps was glorified by the poet Karl Theodor Körner, one of its members.