Karl Ignaz Maria Ritter von Brug
(15.06.1855 - 25.04.1923)
place of birth: Dirlewang, Schwaben
Königreich Bayern: KG,
von Brug served as a Bavarian general during the Great War and is
also credited as establishing air travel in Bavaria. He was born and
raised in the Unterallgäu district of southern Germany, the son of a
doctor. He attended high school in Augsburg and later studied to be an
architect at the Polytechnical Institute in Munich.
von Brug began his military career in 1878 when he joined the
Bavarian Army's combat engineers corps. As a captain and company
commander in 1890, he was selected to head up the Army's newly
established airship detachment. Ritter von Brug was eventually in
1909 appointed as chief inspector of the Royal Bavarian Corps of
German forces mobilized for World War One, Ritter von Brug continued
as the head of the Bavarian combat engineer troops who were engaged on
the Western Front. He had to retire from military service in 1916 due to
health issues which arose during the campaign in France. As a civilian,
however, von Brug remained in the area of aviation development in
Germany. He was a member of several scientific societies. General von
Brug died in April 1923 in his adopted hometown of Garmisch, Bavaria.
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