Emil Heinrich Ludwig von
(01.04.1824 - 13.06.1897)
place of birth: Liebenow, Mark Brandenburg
des Militärkabinetts, KG, General der Kavallerie
Prussian cavalry general Emil von
Albedyll launched his military career during the campaign against
Denmark as an ordinance officer during the Schleswig-Holstein War of
1848. He additionally served under General von Manteuffel during the
Danish War of 1864. The Franco-Prussian War years saw him
serving as an aide-de-camp back at Great Headquarters in Berlin.
After the War of 1870-71, von Albedyll replaced General Hermann
von Tresckow as Kaiser Wilhelm I's Chief of the Military Cabinet, a post
he held for 17 years of peacetime. In 1873, he became the Kaiser's
General à la suite, and then General
Adjutant in 1876. Upon Kaiser Wilhelm I's death, von Albedyll left
Berlin for Münster, where he headed up the 7th Army Corps until his
retirement from active duty in 1893. He died in Potsdam in June of 1897
and is interred at the Bornstedt Cemetary.
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