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Waldersee, Alfred von

Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1904 AD
Nationality: N/A
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.