It was named for German general and intellectual Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), who gained extensive combat experience fighting the French Revolutionary armies and Napoleon I's. His book On War is one of the most influential works of Western military philosophy.
Carl von Clausewitz
Marcus Wallman connects asteroid Clausewitz to warfare, war and military theory, command, strategy, planning, war campaigns and maneuver. It may also indicate how war is seen as an instrument of foreign policy.