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  2. Alexander von Kluck - Wikipedia

    Alexander Heinrich Rudolph von Kluck (20 May 1846 – 19 October 1934) was a German general during World War I. Early life. Kluck was born in Münster, Westphalia on 20 May 1846. He was the son of architect Karl von Kluck and his wife Elisabeth, née Tiedemann.

  3. Alexander von Kluck | German general | Britannica

    Alexander von Kluck, (born May 20, 1846, Münster, Prussian Westphalia [Germany]—died Oct. 19, 1934, Berlin), German general who, in World War I, commanded the 1st Army in the German offensive against Paris at the beginning of the war. Kluck saw service in the Seven Weeks’ War (1866) and in the Franco-German War (1870–71). In 1906 he became a general of infantry and in 1913 an inspector ...

  4. Battle of Mons | Facts, History, & Significance | Britannica

    When day broke on August 23, the British force of about 75,000 men and 300 guns was opposed by some 150,000 men and 600 guns of the German First Army under Gen. Alexander von Kluck.The German First Army had been ordered to shift its direction of attack from southwest to south, toward Mons, but Kluck was ignorant of the position of the British force.

  5. First World - Who's Who - Alexander von Kluck

    Who's Who -. Alexander von Kluck. Alexander Heinrich Rudolph von Kluck (1846-1934) was born in Munster on 20 May 1846. Von Kluck saw active military service at an early age during the Seven Weeks' War of 1866 and, in 1870-71, the Franco-Prussian War. Rising through the army, he became inspector general of the Seventh Army District in 1913.

  6. Alexander von Kluck - Prussian Machine

    Alexander von Kluck was born in Westphalia as the fifth of six sons (and two daughters) to Betty and Rudolf Kluck, the director of the state building and planning office.Alexander began his military service as a lieutenant during the campaign of 1866, fighting at Dermbach and Kissingen under General von Göben.He later saw action as a company commander in the 1870-71 war against France, twice ...

  7. Karl von Bülow - Wikipediaülow

    Karl Wilhelm Paul von Bülow (24 March 1846 – 31 August 1921) was a German field marshal commanding the German 2nd Army during World War I from 1914 to 1915. ... This decision, however, resulted in Kluck's advancing south and east of Paris, instead of south and west as specified in the Schlieffen Plan.

  8. Battle of Mons - HISTORY

    Though Von Kluck and the 1st Army enjoyed two-to-one numerical superiority, they did not make effective use of it, and the British regiments at the salient admirably withstood six hours of ...

  9. Alexander von Kluck – Wikipedia

    Alexander Heinrich Rudolph Kluck, ab 1909 von Kluck, (* 20.Mai 1846 in Münster; † 19. Oktober 1934 in Berlin) war ein preußischer Generaloberst und Armeeoberbefehlshaber im Ersten Weltkrieg.Er kommandierte zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkriegs die 1. Armee, die 1914 den gescheiterten Angriff auf Paris unternahm. Wegen seines ungeduldigen und eigenmächtigen Vorgehens, das eine Lücke in der ...

  10. (WWI) Why did Von Kluck turn his army and expose his flank to the...

    I suggest that von Kluck was not in fact experienced at maneuvering army-sized formations on actual roads while in contact with genuine enemies who shot real bullets; for the good and simple reason that nobody was. There hadn't been a large-scale European war since 1870; von Kluck had fought in it, but as a junior officer.

  11. Alexander von Kluck Biography - German general | Pantheon

    Alexander von Kluck. Alexander Heinrich Rudolph von Kluck (20 May 1846 – 19 October 1934) was a German general during World War I. Read more on Wikipedia. Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander von Kluck has received more than 200,321 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019).