Dankl, Viktor von
Born: Sep 18, 1854 AD
Died: 1941 AD, at 86 years of age.
1854 - Born on the 18th of September, in Udine, in the then Imperial Austrian providence of Venetia. Austrian general in World War I.
1869 - At the age of fourteen, he moved on to the Cadet Institute at St. Pölten, Lower Austria.
1870-1874 - He attended the Theresian Military Academy at Wiener-Neustadt, and in Lower Austria.
- Dankl was assigned to the Third Dragoon Regiment as a second Lieutenant.
1880 - Became a general staff officer.
1899 - Attained the head of the central office of the Austro-Hungarian general staff.
1903 - Promoted to the rank of major general and given command of the Sixty-sixth Infantry Brigade in Trieste.
1905-1907 - He head up the Sixteenth Infantry Brigade, in Trieste.
1912 - Received command of the Thirty-sixth Division in Zagreb.
- He was moved to Innsbruck to command the Fourteenth Corps.
- On 29th of October, he was elevated to the rank of General of Cavalry.
1914 - Dankl was put in command of the Austro-Hungarian First Army.
1915 - On 23rd of May he was re-assigned to the resulting new front in Austria-Hungary's southwest.
1916 - He was given command of the Eleventh Army and on 1st of May; he was promoted to colonel general.
- On 17th of June, he was dismissed from command.
1917 - Assigned command of the First Arcieren-Leibgarde, part of the Imperial Guards.
1918 - He was rose to commander-in-chief of the Imperial Guards in February.
- Retired from the army on 1st of December and moved to Innsbruck.
1941 - On the 8th of January, Viktor Dankl died at the age of eighty-six.
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