Founded: 6th September 1812
In 1811 a plan was put in place to form a North German Legion, in Russian service.
On 6th September 1812 the unit was formed, part of a North German Legion.
In 1814 the Regiment was part of the Saxon Army and named the German Legion. It formed the 1st Regiment.
On 21st March 1815, the Regiment, as part of the Prussian Army was renamed the 30th Infantry Regiment. It consisted of: