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German: General der Kavallerie / English: General of the Cavalry

General der... (German Army)

Shoulder insignia

General Officer Collar Tab (German Army)

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

Holy Roman Empire (962 - 1806)Edit

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic Date When Age Where
von PRITTWITZ,
Joachim Bernhard
[[File: 03 Feb 1726 Holy Roman Empire
20 May 1789
(63)

04 Jun 1793
(67)
Died in rank 00 Aug 1741 04 Jun 1793 67 Margraviate of Brandenburg,
Holy Roman Empire

German Confederation (1815 - 1867)Edit

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic Date When Age Where
von BORSTELL,
Karl Leopold Heinrich Ludwig
[[File: 30 Dec 1773 Margraviate of Brandenburg,
Holy Roman Empire

18 Jun 1825
()

()
1788 09 May 1844 70 Province of Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia,
German Confederation

Erbprinz von Hessen-Homburg (26 Jul 1813) Johann Adolf Freiherr von Thielmann (00 Mar 1824) Ludwig von Borstell (18 Jun 1825) Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig von Preußen (10 Sep 1840) Peter von Colomb (07 Jul 1849) Ludwig Freiherr Roth von Schreckenstein (02 Jun 1853) Karl von Reyher (12 Jan 1855) Louis von Mutius (25 Jun 1864)

North German Confederation (1867 - 1870)Edit

Wilhelm von Tümpling (22 Mar 1868)

German Empire (1871 - 1919)Edit

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic Date When Age Where
von HANISCH,
Carl Eduard
[[File: 04 Jan 1829 Province of Silesia,
Kingdom of Prussia,
German Confederation

1890
(61)

01 Sep 1897
(68)
Retirement 16 Jul 1847 05 Sep 1908 79 Charlottenburg,
German Empire
FREIHERR von BISSING,
Moritz Ferdinand
Moritz Freiherr von Bissing 30 Jan 1844 Silesia,
Kingdom of Prussia

1902
()

1908
()
Retirement 1865
(Prussian Army)
-
von EINEM GENANNT von ROTHMALER,
Karl Wilhelm Georg August Gottfried
Karl von Einem 01 Jan 1853 Kingdom of Hanover
11 Sep 1907
(50)

27 Jan 1915
(58)
Promotion 1870
(Prussian Army)
-
von BERNHARDI,
Friedrich
[[File: 22 Nov 1849 Saint Petersburg Governorate,
Russian Empire

27 Jan 1908
()

Unknown
()
Unknown 18 Apr 1869
(Prussian Army)
10 Jul 1930 80 Unknown
von LAFFERT,
Maximilian August Hermann Julius
[[File: 10 May 1855 Kingdom of Bavaria
12 Sep 1912
(57)

20 Jul 1917
(62)
Death in rank 01 Apr 1874
(Bavarian Army)
20 Jul 1917 62 Hesse-Nassau,
Kingdom of Prussia
KRUG von NIDDA,
Hans Heinrich Ludwig Roland
[[File: 14 Feb 1857 Kingdom of Saxony
13 Sep 1912
(55)

21 Jan 1920
(62)
Discharged 20 Mar 1877
(Saxon Army)
20 Aug 1922 65 Saxony,
Free State of Prussia,
Weimar Germany
LIMAN von SANDERS,
Otto Karl Viktor
[[File: 17 Feb 1855 Pomerania,
Kingdom of Prussia

14 Jan 1914
(58)

10 Oct 1919
(54)
Discharged 13 Mar 1874
(Prussian Army)
22 Aug 1929 74 Bavaria,
Weimar Germany
FREIHERR von GEBSATTEL,
Ludwig Hermann
[[File: 16 Jan 1857 Kingdom of Bavaria
19 Mar 1914
(57)

01 Jan 1919
(61)
Discharged 07 Aug 1875
(Bavarian Army)
20 Sep 1930 92 Bavaria,
Weimar Germany
von der MARWITZ,
Johannes Georg
[[File: 07 Jul 1856 Pomerania,
Kingdom of Prussia

19 Aug 1914
(58)

13 Dec 1918
(62)
Discharged 1875
(Prussian Army)
27 Oct 1929 73 Pomerania,
Weimar Germany
von FALKENHAYN,
Eugen Georg Nikolaus
[[File: 04 Sep 1853 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

10 Sep 1914
(61)

30 Jan 1919
(65)
Discharged 02 Aug 1870
(Prussian Army)
03 Jan 1934 81 Berlin,
Nazi Germany
FREIHERR MARSCHALL von ALTENGOTTERN,
Wolf Rudolf
[[File: 26 Sep 1855 East Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

24 Dec 1914
(59)

30 Dec 1918
(63)
Discharged 18 Sep 1875
(Prussian Army)
20 Nov 1930 75 Thuringia,
Weimar Germany
FREIHERR von KOENIG,
Friedrich Wilhelm Ulrich Goetz
[[File: 13 Sep 1849 Kingdom of Hanover
14 Nov 1915
(66)

05 Mar 1918
(68)
Discharged 24 Apr 1864
(Prussian Army)
08 Jan 1934 84 Hanover,
Nazi Germany
von GARNIER,
Otto Wladislaus Eduard Konstantin
[[File: 01 May 1859 Posen,
Kingdom of Prussia

03 Dec 1917
(58)

Unknown
()
Unknown 01 Oct 1876
(Prussian Army)
17 Jun 1947 88 British Occupation Zone,
Allied-occupied Germany
LOEB,
Robert
[[File: 23 Jan 1853 Westphalia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Oct 1918
(65)
- - 00 Oct 1870
(Prussian Army)
26 Jan 1925 72 Westphalia,
Weimar Germany
von HOEPPNER,
Ernst Wilhelm Arnold
[[File: 14 Jan 1860 Pomerania,
Kingdom of Prussia

30 Sep 1919
(59)
- - 12 Apr 1879
(Prussian Army)
25 Sep 1922 62 Prussia,
Weimar Germany

Alfred von Fabrice (1873) Alfred Graf von Fabrice (22 Mar 1873) Wilhelm Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (22 Mar 1873) Julius von Hartmann (02 Sep 1873) Theophil Eugen Anton von Podbielski (02 Sep 1873) Ludwig Freiherr von Schlotheim (18 Sep 1880) Ludwig Herzog in Bayern (25 Jul 1883) Emil von Albedyll (18 Sep 1886) Gustav Hermann von Alvensleben (1886) Friedrich Eugen Johann Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (28 Aug 1894) Adolf von Bülow (27 Jan 1895) Adolf Friedrich V Grosherzog von Mecklenburg-Strelitz (27 Jan 1897) Karl Fürst von Wedel (27 Jan 1897) Ludwig Ferdinand Prinz von Bayern (28 Dec 1898) Karl Eduard von Hänisch (27 Jan 1890) Friedrich August II Großherzog von Oldenburg (27 Jan 1900) Günther Victor Fürst zu Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt und Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (27 Jan 1900) Adolf von Deines (29 May 1903) Ferdinand von Zeppelin (honorary 05 Dec 1905) Alfons Prinz von Bayern (23 Mar 1906) Hermann Freiherr von Vietinghoff genannt Scheel (16 Aug 1907) Friedrich Fürst zu Waldeck-Pyrmont (16 Aug 1907) Johann Albrecht Herzog zu Mecklenburg (16 Oct 1910) Friedrich Franz IV Großherzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (13 Sep 1911) Friedrich II. Herzog von Anhalt (13 Sep 1911) Adolf II. Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe (honorary 16 Jun 1913) Herzog Ernst Günther zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (honorary 16 Jun 1913) Friedrich Ferdinand Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg- Glücksburg (honorary 16 Jun 1913) Carl Baron von Prittwitz (?) Friedrich Wilhelm von Hetzberg (?)

Weimar RepublicEdit

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic Date When Age Where
von POSECK,
Maximilian
[[File: 01 Oct 1865 Grand Duchy of Baden
01 Jan 1925
(59)

30 Sep 1926
(60)
Retirement 14 Apr 1885
(Prussian Army)
11 Nov 1946 81 British Occupation Zone,
Allied-occupied Germany
von KAYSER,
Hugo
[[File: 15 Jun 1865 Rhineland,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Dec 1929
(64)

30 Nov 1931
(66)
Retirement 24 Feb 1890
(Prussian Army)
23 Sep 1949 84 Lower Saxony,
West Germany

Nazi GermanyEdit

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic Date When Age Where
FREIHERR von GIENANTH,
Curt Ludwig
Curt Ludwig Freiherr von Gienanth 06 Dec 1876 Kingdom of Bavaria
30 Sep 1933
(56)
- - 23 Mar 1896
(Bavarian Army)
-
KNOCHENHAUER,
Wilhelm
[[File: 16 Jan 1878 Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen
01 Jan 1936
(57)

28 Jun 1939
(61)
Death 13 Apr 1899
(Prussian Army)
28 Jun 1939 61 Free City of Hamburg,
Nazi Germany
von KLEIST,
Paul Ludwig Ewald
[[File: 08 Aug 1881 Hesse-Nassau,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Aug 1936
(54)

19 Jul 1940
(58)
Promoted 13 May 1900
(Prussian Army)
-
FREIHERR KRESS von KRESSENSTEIN,
Franz
[[File: 23 Jul 1881 Kingdom of Bavaria
01 Oct 1936
(55)

28 Feb 1938
(56)
Retirement 15 Jul 1900
(Bavarian Army)
14 Jan 1957 75 Bavaria,
West Germany
von POGRELL,
Gunther
Günther von Pogrell 05 Jun 1879 Kingdom of Bavaria
01 Oct 1936
(57)

31 May 1942
(62)
Retirement 1899 08 Jul 1944 65 Bavaria,
Nazi Germany
REICHSFREIHERR von und zu WEICHS an der GLON,
Maximilian Maria Joseph Karl Gabriel Lamoral
[[File: 12 Nov 1881 Duchy of Anhalt
01 Oct 1936
(54)

01 Jul 1940
(58)
Promotion 1900 -
von GOSSLER,
Konrad
[[File: 08 Nov 1881 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Feb 1938
(56)

31 Mar 1939
(57)
Retirement 1901 09 Sep 1939 57 Berlin-Grunewald,
Nazi Germany
HOEPNER,
Erich
[[File: 14 Sep 1886 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

20 Apr 1939
(52)

19 Jul 1940
(53)
Promoted 10 Mar 1905 -
GRAF von BREDOW,
Anatol August Friedrich Albrecht
[[File: 07 Jan 1859 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

27 Aug 1939
(80)
- - 14 Apr 1877 22 Mar 1941 82 Tyrol,
Austria
von ETZEL,
Guenther Franz Hermann
[[File: 14 Dec 1862 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

27 Aug 1939
(77)
- - 19 Mar 1881 21 Jan 1948 86 United States Occupation Zone,
Allied-occupied Germany
BRANTNER,
Theodor
[[File: 15 Nov 1882 Austria-Hungary
01 Jun 1940
(57)

1943
(?)
Retirement 18 Aug 1903;
15 Mar 1938
-
STUMME,
Georg
[[File: 29 Jul 1886 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Jun 1940
(53)

04 Jun 1941
(54)
rank re-designated 19 Mar 1906 -
von MACKENSEN,
Eberhard
[[File: 24 Sep 1889 Posen,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Aug 1940
(50)

06 Jul 1943
(53)
Promoted 01 Oct 1908 -
BRANDT,
Georg
[[File: 24 Aug 1876 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Sep 1940
(64)

31 Aug 1942
(66)
Retirement 24 Sep 1894 21 Apr 1945 68 Berlin,
Nazi Germany
von DALWIGK zu LICHTENFELS,
Franz Freiherr
[[File: 21 Apr 1876 Rhineland,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Sep 1940
(64)

31 May 1943
(67)
Retirement 18 Oct 1896 25 Nov 1947 71 American Occupation Zone,
Allied-occupied Germany
FEIGE,
Hans
[[File: 10 Nov 1880 East Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Sep 1940
(59)

30 Jun 1942
(61)
Re-retirement 22 Mar 1900 17 Sep 1953 72 Baden-Württemberg,
West Germany
KOESTRING,
Ernst-August
[[File: 20 Jun 1876 Moscow Governorate,
Russian Empire

01 Sep 1940
(64)

04 May 1945
(69)
Allied Captivity
(Released in 1947)
01 Oct 1895 20 Nov 1953 77 Bavaria,
West Germany
LINDEMANN,
Georg Heinrich
[[File: 08 Mar 1884 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Nov 1940
(56)

05 Jul 1942
(58)
Promoted 26 Feb 1903 -
KOCH-ERPACH,
Rudolf
[[File: 09 Apr 1886 Kingdom of Bavaria
01 Dec 1940
(54)

08 May 1945
(59)
United States Captivity
(Released in 1948)
22 Jul 1904 27 Nov 1971 85 Baden-Württemberg,
West Germany
KLEFFEL,
Philipp
[[File: 09 Dec 1887 Hesse-Nassau,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Mar 1942
(54)

08 May 1945
(57)
British Captivity
(Released in 1947)
25 Nov 1905 10 Oct 1964 77 Bavaria,
West Germany
BRAEMER,
Walter
[[File: 07 Jan 1883 East Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Sep 1942
(59)

02 May 1945
(62)
British Captivity
(Released in 1947)
02 Mar 1901 13 Jun 1955 72 Free City of Hamburg,
West Germany
von BOEHM-BEZING,
Diether
[[File: 09 Nov 1880 Silesia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Feb 1943
(62)

28 Feb 1943
(62)
Re-retirement 20 Mar 1899 30 Nov 1974 94 Bavaria,
West Germany
GRAF von ROTHKIRCH und TRACH,
Edwin
[[File: 01 Nov 1888 Posen,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Jan 1944
(55)

08 May 1945
(56)
Unknown 19?? 29 Jul 1980 91 Unknown
FELDT,
Kurt
[[File: 22 Nov 1887 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Feb 1944
(56)

08 May 1945
(57)
Allied Captivity
(released in 1947)
22 Sep 1908 11 Mar 1970 83 Berlin,
West Germany
KOEHLER,
Carl-Erik
[[File: 03 Dec 1895 Kingdom of Bavaria
09 Nov 1944
(48)

00 May 1945
(49)
Allied Captivity 02 Aug 1914 08 Dec 1958 63 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
WESTPHAL,
Siegfried
[[File: 18 Mar 1902 Kingdom of Saxony
01 Feb 1945
(42)

08 May 1945
(43)
United States Captivity 10 Nov 1918 02 Jul 1982 80 Lower Saxony,
West Germany

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
  • Grossherzog - Grand Duke
  • Fürst - Grand Prince
  • Prinz - Prince
  • Herzog - Duke
  • Graf - Count
  • Freiherr - Baron
  • Ritter - Knight
  • Edler - Noble
  • untitled noble - von


  • 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

Berlin was made an autonomous city district on 01 April 1881.

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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