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Shoulder insignia

General Officer Collar Tab (German Army)

'Larisch-Stickerei' Collar insignia; worn from 1900 - 1945

General der InfanterieEdit

German: General der Infanterie / English: General of the Infantry

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic Date When Age Where
German Empire
FREIHERR von FALKENHAUSEN,
Ludwig Alexander Friedrich August Philipp
Ludwig von Falkenhausen 13 Sep 1844 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

1900
()

1902
()
Retirement 1870 -
FREIHERR SCHEFFER-BOYADEL,
Reinhard Gottlob Georg Heinrich
Reinhard von Scheffer-Boyadel 28 Mar 1851 Grand Duchy of Hesse
1908
()

()
Unknown 1870 08 Nov 1925 74 Brandenburg,
Weimar Germany
von EMMICH,
Albert Theodor Otto
Albert Theodor Otto von Emmich 04 Aug 1848 Kingdom of Prussia
00 May 1908
()

22 Dec 1915
()
Death in Rank 03 Jul 1866 22 Dec 1915 67 Hanover,
Kingdom of Prussia
von FABECK,
Herrmann Gustav Karl Max
Max von Fabeck 06 May 1854 Berlin,
Kingdom of Prussia

1910
()

16 Dec 1916
()
suicide 1871 16 Dec 1916 62 Kingdom of Bavaria
von MUDRA,
Karl Bruno Julius
Bruno von Mudra 01 Apr 1851 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

00 Sep 1911
(60)

1919
()
Unknown 1870 21 Nov 1931 80 Mecklenburg-Schwerin,
Weimar Germany
SIXT von ARMIN,
Friedrich Bertram
Friedrich Sixt von Armin 27 Nov 1851 Rhineland,
Kingdom of Prussia

1913
()

00 Nov 1919
(67)
Resignation 1870 30 Sep 1936 84 Saxony,
Nazi Germany
RITTER und EDLER von XLANDER,
Oskar
Oskar Ritter von Xylander 16 Jan 1856 Grand Duchy of Hesse
00 Mar 1913
(57)

1918
(62/63)
Retirement 21 Sep 1871 22 May 1940 84 Bavaria,
Nazi Germany
von LOCHOW,
Constantin Ferdinand Friedrich
Ewald von Lochow 01 Apr 1855 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

16 Jun 1913
(58)

1917
()
Retirement 1873 11 Apr 1942 87 Berlin,
Nazi Germany
FREIHERR von FALKENHAUSEN,
Ludwig Alexander Friedrich August Philipp
Ludwig von Falkenhausen 13 Sep 1844 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

1914
()

1918
()
Re-retirement 1870 04 May 1936 91 Saxony,
Nazi Germany
von QUAST,
Ferdinand
Ferdinand von Quast 18 Oct 1850 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

00 Aug 1914
(63)

07 Jul 1919
(68)
Resignation 19 Jul 1870 27 Mar 1939 88 Brandenburg,
Germany (Third Reich)
von EBERHARDT,
Magnus
Magnus von Eberhardt 06 Dec 1855 Berlin,
Kingdom of Prussia

18 Aug 1914
()

1919
()
Discharged 1874 24 Jan 1939 83 Berlin,
Nazi Germany
von ZWEHL,
Johann
Johann von Zwehl 27 Jul 1851
02 Sep 1914
(63)

()
02 Aug 1870 28 May 1926 74 Berlin,
Weimar Germany
von CARLOWITZ,
Hans Carl Adolph
Adolph von Carlowitz 25 Mar 1858 Kingdom of Saxony
10 Sep 1914
()

14 Jan 1919
()
Discharged 1879 09 Jul 1928 70 Saxony,
Weimar Germany
RIEMANN,
Julius Friedrich
Julius Riemann 16 Apr 1855 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

27 Jan 1915
()

()
15 Jun 1935 80 Hesse-Nassau,
Nazi Germany
KOSCH,
Robert Paul Theodor
Robert Kosch 05 Apr 1856 Silesia,
Kingdom of Prussia

18 Aug 1916
(60)

10 Jan 1919
(62)
Unknown 23 Apr 1874 22 Dec 1942 86 Berlin,
Nazi Germany
WICHURA,
Georg Karl
Georg Wichura 15 Dec 1851 Silesia,
Kingdom of Prussia

22 Mar 1917
(65)

1919
()
Unknown 18?? 11 Dec 1923 71 Hesse-Nassau,
Weimar Germany
ALBRECHT,
Viktor
Viktor Albrecht 01 Oct 1859 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

00 Oct 1919
(59)
- - 01 Oct 1879 28 Nov 1930 69 Hesse-Nassau,
Germany (Weimar Republic)
von FRANCOIS,
Hermann Karl Bruno
Hermann von Francois 31 Jan 1856 Grand Duchy of Luxemburg
19??
()

00 Oct 1918
(62)
Retirement 1875 15 May 1933 77 Unknown
Germany / Weimar Republic
REINHARDT,
Walther Gustav
[[File: 24 Mar 1872 Kingdom of Württemberg
1925
()

1927
()
Discharged 08 Aug 1930 58 Berlin,
Germany (Weimar Republic)


Constantin von Alvensleben Ernst von Bacmeister Prince Wilhelm of Baden Eduard von Below Ernst von Below Fritz von Below Otto von Below Richard von Berendt (General der Artillerie) Walter von Bergmann Curt von dem Borne Karl von Borries Kuno-Hans von Both Hermann von Brandenstein Ludwig Breßler Heinrich von Bünau Hermann Ritter von Burkhardt (General der Artillerie) Adolph von Carlowitz Martin Chales de Beaulieu Siegfried von la Chevallerie (General der Artillerie) Eberhard von Claer Richard von Conta Viktor Dallier Johannes von Dassel Berthold von Deimling Carl Dieffenbach Hermann von Dresler und Scharfenstein Johannes von Eben Gottfried Edelbüttel Oskar von Ehrenthal Hugo Elstermann von Elster Otto von Emmich Nikolaus Ritter von Endres Georg von Engelbrechten Franz von Epp Friedrich Freiherr von Esebeck Ludwig von Estorff Alexander von Falkenhausen Erich von Falkenhayn Karl von Fasbender Bernhard Graf Finck von Finckenstein Paul Fleck Sigismund von Foerster Ernst Freiherr von Forstner Adolf Franke (General der Artillerie) Lothar Fritsch Georg Frotscher Georg Fuchs Arthur von Gabain Hans Emil Alexander Gaede Max von Gallwitz (General der Artillerie) Georg Freiherr von Gayl Friedrich von Gerok Friedrich von Gontard Konrad von Goßler Kurt von Greiff Hans von Gronau (General der Artillerie) Erich von Gündell Hans von Guretzky-Cornitz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_Pour_le_M%C3%A9rite_%28military_class%29_recipients (Start at H)

Misc. InformationEdit

with the 1919 Weimar Constitution, German nobility lost its recognition as a legal class. Legally, the hereditary titles were transformed into part of the surname. These titles include:

  • Kaiser - Emperor
  • König - King
  • Herzog - Duke
  • Graf - Count
  • Freiherr - Baron
  • Edler - Noble
  • von means of or from
  • Ritter - Knight


  • Deutsches Heer (composed of independent armies from each of the states that formed the German Empire) = 15 Apr 1871 - 06 Mar 1919
    • Royal Saxon Army = 01 Jan 1682
    • Royal Bavarian Army = 12 Oct 1682
    • Royal Prussian Army = 18 Jan 1701
    • Army of Württemberg =
  • Reichsheer (part of the Reichswehr) = 06 Mar 1919 - 16 Mar 1935
  • Heer (part of the Wehrmacht) = 16 Mar 1935 - 20 Sep 1945
  • Deutsches Heer (part of the Bundeswehr) = 21 Nov 1955 - present


State lineage

  • Carolingian Empire 800 - 840
  • East Francia (Latin: Francia orientalis) : 840 - 962
  • Holy Roman Empire "First Reich" (German: Heiliges Römisches Reich) : 02 February 962 - 06 August 1806
  • Confederation of the Rhine (German: Rheinbund) : 12 July 1906 - 04 November 1813
  • German Confederation (German: Deutscher Bund) : 08 June 1815 - 16 April 1867
  • North German Confederation (German: Norddeutscher Bund) : 16 April 1867 - 10 December 1870
  • German Empire "Second Reich" (German: Deutsches Reich) : 18 January 1871 - 28 June 1919
  • Germany "Weimar Republic" (German: Deutsches Reich) : 11 August 1919 - 23 March 1933
  • Germany "Third Reich" (German: Deutsches Reich) : - 23 March 1933 - 01 May 1945
  • Germany "Flensburg Government" (German: Flensburger Regierung) : 01 May 1945 - 08 May 1945
  • Allied-Occupied Germany : 08 May 1945 - 23 May 1949 & 07 October 1949
    • Federal Republic of Germany "West Germany" (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) : 23 May 1949 - 03 October 1990
    • German Democratic Republic "East Germany" (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik) : 07 October 1949 - 03 October 1990
  • Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) : 03 October 1990 - Present

External linksEdit

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Generalleutnant
Equivalent:
General der Artillerie;
General der Infanterie;
General der Gebirgstruppen;
General der Kavallerie;
General der Nachrichtentruppe;
General der Panzertruppe;
General der Pioniere
Next:
Generaloberst

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