General Erich Georg Sebastian Anton von Falkenhayn (11 September 1861 – 8 April 1922) was the second Chief of the German General Staff of the First World War from September 1914 until 29 August 1916.
Erich von Falkenhayn, in full Erich Georg Anton Sebastian von Falkenhayn, (born November 11, 1861, near Graudenz, West Prussia—died April 8, 1922, near Potsdam, Germany), Prussian minister of war and chief of the imperial German General Staff early in World War I.
Erich Georg Sebastian Anton von Falkenhayn (* 11. September 1861 in Burg Belchau; † 8. April 1922 in Schloss Lindstedt bei Potsdam) war ein preußischer General der Infanterie, osmanischer Marschall und im Ersten Weltkrieg preußischer Kriegsminister sowie Chef des Großen Generalstabs . Erich von Falkenhayn (1913) Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben
Erich von Falkenhayn (11 September 1861 – 8 April 1922) was a German soldier and Chief of the General Staff during the first two years of World War I. He became a military writer after World War I. Contents 1 Early life 2 Chief of Staff 3 Later career 4 Assessment 5 Decorations and awards 6 See also 7 External links 8 References Early life
Erich von Falkenhayn (1861-1922) was a Prussian General of the Infantry, Prussian Minister of War (1913-1915) and Chief of Staff (1914-1916). Falkenhayn came from a West-Prussian Junker family, where the military played a dominant role; one of his brothers, Eugen von Falkenhayn (1853-1934), was also a general.
Erich von Falkenhayn was born on November 11, 1861 in Burg Belchau, Graudenz, Prussia [now Bialochowo, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Poland]. He was married to Maria Flora Karoline Ida Selkmann. He died on April 8, 1922 in Potsdam, Prussia, Germany.
Erich von Falkenhayn is most associated with the Battle of Verdun in 1916 – one of World War One’s bloodiest battles. Falkenhayn was criticised for his tactics at Verdun and after the war he tried to justify the tactics that he used – that led to the deaths of tens of thousands of German soldiers. Falkenhayn was born in 1861 in West Prussia.
No man in all history has controlled such vast forces as Erich von Falkenhayn, and on his qualities and limitations, more than on those of any other man, turned the issue of the greatest — in...
Erich Georg Sebastian Anton von Falkenhayn Titles Chief of the German General Staff (1914-1916) Prussian Minister of War (1913-1915) Rank General of Infantry (German Army) Field Marshal (Ottoman Army) Born 11 September 1861 in Burg Belchau, Kingdom of Prussia Status Deceased Died 8 April 1922 in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (aged 60)
During the war, Falkenhayn was decorated with the Pour le Merite and the Schwarzer Adler-Orden (Order of the Black Eagle), Prussia's highest honor for chivalry. Soon after the war, General of Infantry von Falkenhayn went into retirement and secluded himself at Schloß Lindstedt near Potsdam in order to pen his memoirs. Before dying there on 8 ...