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Monday, 2 March 2015

Hans Hartwig von Beseler

Hans Hartwig von Beseler

Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 27 April 1850 in Greifswald, Prussia.
Died: 20 December 1921 in Potsdam/Neu-Babelsberg, Weimar Germany.

Ranks:
Generaloberst
General der Infanterie
Generalleutnant
Generalmajor
Oberst
Oberstleutnant
Major
Hauptmann
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
Fähnrich

Decorations:
Pour le Mérite
Iron Cross
Order of the House of Hohenzollern

Commands:

Personal Information:

Hans von Beseler, son of George Beseler, a judge, was born April 27th, 1850, at Griefswald and educated at the Wilhelm Gymnasium, Berlin. Havng entered the german army in a pioneer battalion in 1868, he was a major on the staff in 1888, lieutenant general in 1903, and in 1904 was appointed chief of the pioneer corps. He became general of infantry in 1907. During the great War he commanded the German forces attacking Antwerp which he captured, October 9th, 1914. In 1915 on the russian front he assailed Osovicc and Georgievsk with a train of heavy siege artillery and later in that year he was made governor of Warsaw and afterwards governor-general of Poland.

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