Waldersee, Alfred von

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Born: Feb 28, 1832 AD
Died: 1904 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: General


1832 - Born on the 28th of February at Berlin, Germany.

 

1853 - He entered the German army at the age of 20.

 

1866 - He participated in the Austro-Prussian War.

 

1870 - He also participated in Franco-Prussian War.

 

       - Became military attaché at Paris and aide-de-camp to King William.

 

1881 - He became Moltke's principal assistant on the great general staff at Berlin.

 

1884 - He became head of the military history section of the general staff.

 

1891 - He became chief of the Prussian General Staff.

 

1905 - Presented the Schlieffen Plan, this plan prevent German army from fighting a two-front war.

 

1906 - January 1st he retired from the German army.

 

1904 - He died at the age of 80.

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