Hugo Friedrich Philipp Johann Freiherr von Freytag-Loringhoven
(20.05.1855 - 19.10.1924)
place of birth: Copenhagen, Denmark
Generalstabschef, General der Infanterie
Prussian general officer Hugo von Freytag was one of Germany's most
prominent military writers during the Great War period. A Great General Staff officer who had a
significant voice within Falkenhayn's inner circle, Freytag
served at War's outset as Prussian military representative at
When Falkenhayn fell out
of favor in mid-1916, his popular replacement von Hindenburg brought
his deputy Erich Ludendorff to headquarters to serve in the newly
created position of First General Quartiermeister. General Freytag-
then moved into a new posting as Deputy Chief of the General
Staff, a job he retained until the armistice.
Freytag-Loringhoven was the son of diplomat within the Russian
service. During the Great War, he received the Order Pour le Merite
for Arts and Sciences for his writings on military science. His
sister Mathilde was a renowned artist, while his son Leopold was married
to avant-garde dadaist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. The general died in
Weimar in October 1924.
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