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.