Karl Eduard Wilhelm Groener ( German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈɡʁøːnɐ] ⓘ; 22 November 1867 – 3 May 1939) was a German general and politician. His organisational and logistical abilities resulted in a successful military career before and during World War I .
Wilhelm Groener, German general and politician who helped prevent a communist revolution in Germany after World War I by throwing army support to the moderate Social Democratic government of Friedrich Ebert. Groener entered the army in 1884. By 1912 he had risen to become head of the railroad.
Karl Eduard Wilhelm Groener (* 22. November 1867 in Ludwigsburg; † 3. Mai 1939 in Potsdam-Bornstedt) war ein württembergischer Generalleutnant und deutscher Politiker.
The Ebert–Groener pact, sometimes called the Ebert-Groener deal, was an agreement between the Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert, at the time the Chancellor of Germany, and Wilhelm Groener, Quartermaster General of the German Army, on November 10, 1918.
Wilhelm Groener (1867-1939) was a high-ranking military officer whose support for Friedrich Ebert and the SPD helped suppress a socialist revolution in Germany in 1918-19. He later became a minister in several Weimar governments. Born in Württemberg in southern Germany to a military family, Groener enlisted in the army in 1884.
Groener, Wilhelm. Born 22 November 1867 in Ludwigsburg; died 3 May 1939, Potsdam. Groener entered the Württemberg Army and rose through the ranks, completing the Kriegsakademie at the head of his class in 1896, ahead of Hans v. Seeckt. Transferred to the Great General Staff, he served later as a popular instructor at the Kriegsakademie.
Karl Eduard Wilhelm Groener ( German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈɡʁøːnɐ] i; 22 November 1867 – 3 May 1939) was a German general and politician. His organisational and logistical abilities resulted in a successful military career before and during World War I.
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Groener (1867-1939) was head of the railroad section of the German General Staff during the earlier years of World War I. In that capacity he was credited with outstanding accomplishment in directing the relatively smooth and efficient wartime transport service of the German forces.
Groener, Wilhelm. Head of the Railway Section at the General Staff, board member of the War Food Office (''Kriegsernährungsamt''), head of the War Office (''Kriegsamt''), chief of staff of Army Group Eichhorn-Kiew, first quartermaster general, politician after 1919. As head of the Railway Section at the General Staff, Groener was responsible ...
In this moment of great confusion and turmoil, the army under General Wilhelm Groener offered the Social Democratic Chancellor, Friedrich Ebert, a deal. In exchange for a guarantee not to reform the officer corps or reduce the power of the armed forces, Groener promised the support of the military in maintaining order and defending the government.