Here, some links to further information about various aspects of the family
Link to the village of Schmalensee, where it all began


Swedish Pomerania
From the 1300s to the 1800s the family lived in Pomerania. Part of it was under the Swedish crown
from 1630 -1815. That’s where the Swedish branch of the family originates from


Battle of Leipzig
Friedrich Philipp von Schmalensee, FFL’s father, was wounded in the Battle of Leipzig (1813), also known as Battle of the Nations


Order of Saint John (Bailiwick_of_Brandenburg)
FFL was a member of this prestigious order


Otto von Bismarck
FFL was a friend of Bismarck since childhood


Franco-Prussian War
A short story, “Theory and Practice” to be uploaded soon takes place during this war