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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza

Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza

Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 30 March 1854 in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary.
Died: 22 September 1924 in Vienna, Austria.

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

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Personal Information:

Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza was born on 30 March 1854 in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary and came into prominence in 1915 when Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza held command on the Russian front under the Archduke Ferdinand Joseph and captured Ivangorod. In the autumn of that year he went to Serbia where Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza commanded one of the two armies under August von Mackensen.

Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza army, composed of Germans and Austrians was chiefly responsible for the over running of Serbia and this led to his appointment to command the expeditionary force sent to conquer Montenegro early in 1916.

Later in that year Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza had command of any army in the Austrian offensive in the Trentino.

Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza was made a marshal in August 1917.

In July 1918 he was appointed successor to Franz von Hötzendorf.

Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza died 22 September 1924.

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