Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 7 July 1856 in Stolp (Slupsk), Province of Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia.
Died: 27 October 1929 in Wundichow, Weimar Germany.
General der Kavallerie
Pour le Mérite
Johannes Georg von der Marwitz was born at Klein Nossin, Stolp, on 3 July 1856. Georg von der Marwitz was educated at the Stolp college and in the Cadet Corps and entered the German army as a lieutenant of cavalry in 1875. From 1883 to 1888 Georg von der Marwitz was at the war academy in Berlin and in 1905 was chief of staff of the 18th army corps. Two years later Georg von der Marwitz was placed in command of a cavalry brigade, became general of cavalry in 1908 and in 1912 was commander of the 3rd division.
When the Great War broke out Georg von der Marwitz was active on the North of the Eastern Front but in April 1915 Georg von der Marwitz was fighting among the passes of the West Carpathians and in May was advancing on Przemysl.
In October 1916 Georg von der Marwitz was fighting in south Volhynia. In November 1917 Georg von der Marwitz was in command of the German 2nd army in France and inflicted on the British a defeat at Cambrai early in December after having himself been defeated by them some days before in the same sector.
Georg von der Marwitz led the same army in the great German offensive in March 1918 and commanded the 5th army in the Verdun area, September-October.
Georg von der Marwitz died 28 October 1929.
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