Major "Ludwig von Steinmann" Turkish Officer in Prussian service under Frederick the Great. Information?

pugsville

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
9,356
#1
Came arocss this in Christopher Duffy's "The Army Of Frederick the Great", which just mentions he was actually a Turk with his name in quotes. HAs anyone come across this guy and have any information at all?
 
Mar 2019
52
Belgium
#2
Personally I don't. But in the past the term turk could have several meanings (it's just since Ataturk in the 1020s that the word took an ethnic view) :

An European converted to islam
A muslim with an European appearance (the most common use)
A sympathiser to the turks or turkophile
An insult