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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Hermann von Eichhorn

Hermann von Eichhorn

Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 13 February 1848 in Breslau, Province of Silesia.
Died: 30 June 1918 in Kiev.

Ranks:
Generalfeldmarschall 3 April 1918
Generaloberst
General der Infanterie
Generalleutnant
Generalmajor
Oberst
Oberstleutnant
Major
Hauptmann
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
Fähnrich

Decorations:
Pour le Mérite 18 August 1915
oakleaves to the Pour le Mérite 28 September 1915

Commands:

Personal Information:

Hermann von Eichorn was born at Breslau, 12 February 1848. He entered the Prussian army as a lieutenant of the Guard in 1866, served in the Franco-German War, 1870-71 and reached the rank of general in 1912. On the outbreak of the Great War he was one of the commanders under Paul von Hindenburg on the east front and operated in East Prussia and towards the Niemen.

In command of the German 10th army he took Kovno in August 1915 and Vilna a month later, being made a field marshal for these successes. In 1918 he led the German forces in the Ukraine and for some time was military dictator of that country. His arbitrary rule made him un-popular and he was murdered at Kiev, July 31, 1918.

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