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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