Anton Ludwig Friedrich August Mackensen (ennobled as Von Mackensen in 1899; 6 December 1849 – 8 November 1945), was a German field marshal. He commanded successfully during World War I (1914–1918) and became one of the German Empire's most prominent and competent military leaders.
August von Mackensen, (born Dec. 6, 1849, Haus Leipnitz, Saxony [Germany]—died Nov. 8, 1945, Celle, Ger.), German field marshal and one of the most successful commanders in World War I. Beginning his army career in 1869, Mackensen served in various campaigns, received successive promotions, and, during World War I, took command of the ...
When the First World War broke out in July 1914, August von Mackensen was 65 years old and still in charge of the XVII Army Corps. He was also one of the most experienced commanders in the Imperial German Army. Right off the bat, he led his men in a number of offensives, including the battles of Tannenberg and Gumbinnen.
August von Mackensen. Anton Ludwig Friedrich August Mackensen, ab 1899 von Mackensen (* 6. Dezember 1849 in Leipnitz; † 8. November 1945 in Burghorn ), war ein preußischer Generalfeldmarschall. Aus bürgerlichen Verhältnissen stammend, stieg er als Offizier bis zum Adjutanten des Kaisers Wilhelm II. auf und wurde von diesem 1899 geadelt.
Friedrich August Eberhard von Mackensen (24 September 1889 – 19 May 1969) was a German general and war criminal during World War II who served as commander of the 1st Panzer Army and the 14th Army.
Anton Ludwig August von Mackensen (6 December 1849 – 8 November 1945), born August Mackensen, was a German soldier and field marshal. He commanded with success during the First World War and became one of the German Empire's most prominent military leaders.
Died 08 November 1945 in Burghorn near Celle, British zone of occupation August von Mackensen was one of the most famous and successful German commanders during the First World War. He was engaged on the Eastern Front and campaigned in Russian Poland, Serbia and Romania. Table of Contents 1 Early Life 2 During World War I 3 After the War Notes