Saturday, 4 April 2015

Johannes Friedrich Hans von Seeckt

Johannes Friedrich Hans von Seeckt


Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 22 April 1866 in Schleswig, Germany.
Died: 27 December 1936 in Berlin, Germany.

General der Infanterie
Generalmajor June 1915

Iron Cross 1914
2nd Class
1st Class
Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves
Red Eagle with Crown Class IV
Prussian Crown III. Class
Prussian Cross Service Award
Commander of the Military Order of Max Joseph Order
Bavarian Military Merit, Second Class
Knight's Cross Second Class with swords Order of Albrecht
Commander of the Order of the Württemberg crown
Hessian bravery medal
Hanseatic Cross Hamburg
Mecklenburg Military Merit, First Class,
Friedrich-August Cross, First Class,
Commander First Class of the Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order with swords
Commander of the Hungarian Order of St. Stephen
Austrian-Imperial Order of Leopold I. class
First Class Order of the Iron Crown with war decoration of
Austrian Military Merit Cross Second Class with war decoration
Star of the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Austrian Red Cross
Gold medal-Imtiaz
Osmanje-Order, First Class with swords
Mecidiye-Order, First Class with swords
Iron Half Moon
Bulgarian Military Order for Bravery class II
Bulgarian Military Merit Grand Cross of the

Chef der Heeresleitung
Takes command on 5 June 1920
Ends command on

Personal Information:

Johannes Friedrich Hans von Seeckt was born in Schleswig, Germany on 22 April 1866 and at the age of 19 he joined the elite Kaiser Alexander Grenadier regiment of the Imperial German army and soon rose through the ranks until in 1897 he was appointed to the General staff, and in 1913, became chief of staff of the 3. Armeekorps situated at that time in Berlin.

By 1914 he had reached the rank of colonel and on the outbreak of war, was appointed chief of staff to general von Lochow. He took part in most of the battles on the west front in that year, and in 1915 he planned the German offensive at Soissons. He then became chief of staff to August von Mackensen of the German 11. Armee, and was credited with masterminding August von Mackensen's breakthrough at Galicia and Serbia.

In 1917 Hans von Seeckt took command of the Turkish army.In 1919 Hans von Seeckt was Germany's military representative at Spa, and from 1920 to 1926. He was commander-in-chief of the army of the Weimar Republic and was responsible for its military organisation under the terms of the peace treaty.


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