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

General der PioniereEdit

German: General der Pioniere / English: General of Engineers (created in 1938)

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic Date When Age Where
KUNTZE,
Walter
Walter Kuntze 23 Feb 1883 Province of Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia,
German Empire

10 Feb 1938
(54)

02 May 1945
(61)
United States Captivity
(released in 1953)
24 Mar 1902 01 Apr 1960 77 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
FOERSTER,
Otto-Wilhelm
Otto-Wilhelm Förster 16 Mar 1885 Province of Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia,
German Empire

20 Apr 1938
(53)

31 Jan 1944
(58)
Retired /
Soviet Captivity
(released in 1955)
12 March 1903 24 Jun 1966 81 Lower Saxony,
West Germany
JACOB,
Alfred
Alfred Jacob 01 Apr 1883 Kingdom of Bavaria,
German Empire

01 Jun 1940
(57)

08 May 1945
(62)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
04 Aug 1902 13 Nov 1963 80 Free State of Bavaria,
West Germany
SACHS,
Karl
Karl Sachs 05 Feb 1886 Province of Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia,
German Empire

01 Oct 1942
(56)

31 Dec 1944
(58)
Retired /
Soviet Captivity
(died in 1952-53)
28 Nov 1905 1952-53 67 Soviet Union
JAENECKE,
Erwin
Erwin Jaenecke 22 Apr 1890 Province of Hanover,
Kingdom of Prussia,
German Empire

01 Nov 1942
(52)

30 Jan 1944
(53)
Promoted 27 Mar 1911 -
TIEMANN,
Otto
Otto Tiemann 12 Feb 1890 Province of Hanover,
Kingdom of Prussia,
German Empire

01 May 1944
(54)

08 May 1945
(55)
Allied Captivity 08 Mar 1908 20 Apr 1952 62 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
  • 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

Previous:
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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