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  1. Alfred Graf von Schlieffen , generally called Count Schlieffen ( ; 28 February 1833 – 4 January 1913), was a German field marshal and strategist who served as chief of the Imperial German General Staff from 1891 to 1906. Alfred Schlieffen, Graf von. Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition (November 2011): 1. His name lived on in the 1905–06 Schlieffen Plan , then Aufmarsch I , a deployment plan and operational guide for a decisive initial offensive operation/campaign in a two-front war... Read More

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  3. Alfred von Schlieffen | Biography & Facts | Britannica

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    Alfred von Schlieffen, in full Alfred, Graf von Schlieffen, (born February 28, 1833, Berlin—died January 4, 1913, Berlin), German officer and head of the general staff who developed the plan of attack (Schlieffen Plan) that the German armies used, with significant modifications, at the outbreak of World War I. Schlieffen, the son of a Prussian general, entered the army in 1854.

  4. Alfred von Schlieffen - Wikipedia

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    Graf Alfred von Schlieffen, generally called Count Schlieffen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃliːfn̩]; 28 February 1833 – 4 January 1913) was a German field marshal and strategist who served as chief of the Imperial German General Staff from 1891 to 1906. His name lived on in the 1905–06 "Schlieffen Plan", then Aufmarsch I, a deployment plan and operational guide for a decisive initial ...

  5. German military strategist Alfred von Schlieffen dies - HISTORY

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    German Field Marshal Alfred von Schlieffen, mastermind of an aggressive German military strategy that will soon be used, in modified form, at the start of the Great War, dies on this day in 1913 ...

  6. Schlieffen Plan | German military history | Britannica

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    Schlieffen Plan, battle plan first proposed in 1905 by Alfred, Graf (count) von Schlieffen, chief of the German general staff, that was designed to allow Germany to wage a successful two-front war. The plan was heavily modified by Schlieffen’s successor, Helmuth von Moltke, prior to and during its implementation in World War I. Moltke’s changes, which included a reduction in the size of ...

  7. The Schlieffen Plan and why it failed | Britannica

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    Schlieffen Plan , Plan of attack used by the German armies at the outbreak of World War I.It was named after its developer, Count Alfred von Schlieffen (1833–1913), former chief of the German general staff. To meet the possibility of Germany’s facing a war against France in the west and Russia in the east, Schlieffen proposed that, instead of aiming the first strike against Russia, Germany ...

  8. Schlieffen, Alfred, Graf von | International Encyclopedia of the...

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    Count Alfred Schlieffen was chief of the Great General Staff of the Prussian-German Army between 1891 and 1905. He devised the so-called Schlieffen Plan, a strategic plan for a campaign against France. Schlieffen bequeathed this plan to his successor Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von Moltke, who executed it with modifications during the German offensive of 1914.

  9. Alfred von Schlieffen – Wikipedia

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    Leben. Alfred entstammte dem pommerschen Adelsgeschlecht von Schlieffen.Er war der Sohn des preußischen Majors und Rittergutsbesitzer Magnus Graf von Schlieffen (1796–1864) und dessen Ehefrau Auguste, geborene von Schönberg (1808–1890), einer Tochter des Oberpräsidenten Moritz Haubold von Schönberg.. Nach dem Gymnasium in Niesky und dem Abitur am Joachimsthalschen Gymnasium, begann er ...

  10. Alfred von Schlieffen | Military Wiki | Fandom

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    Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, mostly called Count Schlieffen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃliːfən]; 28 February 1833 – 4 January 1913) was a German field marshal and strategist who served as Chief of the Imperial German General Staff from 1891 to 1906. His name lived on in the 1905 Schlieffen Plan, the strategic plan for victory in a two-front war against the Russian Empire to the east and the ...

  11. Schlieffen Plan Facts and History - History for Kids

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    Alfred von Schlieffen was born in Berlin. He was born on February 28th, 1833. He joined the army when he turned 18 years old. He fought in wars against other countries like Austria-Prussia and France. Since he did a good job there, he was promoted to Chief of the German General Staff.

  12. Alfred von Schlieffen - Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge...

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    Alfred Graf [lower-alpha 1] von Schlieffen, generally called Count Schlieffen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃliːfən]; 28 February 1833 – 4 January 1913), was a German field marshal and strategist who served as chief of the Imperial German General Staff from 1891 to 1906. His name lived on in the 1905–06 "Schlieffen Plan", then Aufmarsch I, a deployment plan and operational guide for a ...