August Graf zu Eulenburg
(22.10.1838 - 16.06.1921)
place of birth: Königsberg, Ostpreußen (Kaliningrad)
Preußen: General der Infanterie
Graf zu Eulenburg served as Kaiser Wilhelm II's Minister of the
Royal House (Minister des königlichen Hauses) from 1907 through 1918. He initially served as a Prussian
officer, attaining the rank of Leutnant in 1858 at the age of 20. He
functioned as a military attaché for the East Asian Expedition from
1860 to 1862, and upon his return to Berlin, became the personal
adjutant to the Crown Prince - future Kaiser Friedrich III. He was then
appointed as Hofmarschall in 1868, and was thus in charge of the
administrative affairs of the princely court.
zu Eulenburg served as Oberhof-
und Hausmarschall from 1890 to 1914, when he was replaced by Hugo
von Reischach. In 1907, he then stepped in for General Wilhelm von Wedel
as the Kaiser's Minister of the Royal House, a posting he kept until
War's end in 1918. Although he had retired from the military active duty
in 1889 at the rank of Oberst, he continued with military
promotions: Generalmajor - 1891,
Generalleutnant - 1895, and General der Infanterie à la suite - 1904.
Following the German Revolution of 1918-19, he served until his death in
1921 as the chief representative (Generalbevollmächtigter) of
the House of Hohenzollern. Graf zu Eulenburg was married to Hedda von
Witzleben and was the brother of Prussian Minister President Botho Graf
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