Albert von Schnürlen
(06.05.1843 - 19.02.1926)
place of birth: Tübingen, Württemberg
Königreich Württemberg: Kriegsminister,
General der Infanterie
Albert von Schnürlen was the son of a Tübingen-based
physician and entered military service for the Württemberg
Army in April 1864. He participated in the Franco-Prussian War of
1870-71 as a 1st Lieutenant with the 6th Infantry Regiment from Ulm.
After the war, he worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to
colonel in 1893, when he took command of the 121st Infantry Regiment
headquartered in Ludwigsburg.
General von Schnürlen then received command of the 53rd Infantry
Brigade in Ulm from 1896 to 1900, after which Kaiser Wilhelm appointed
him commander of the 26th Infantry Division in Stuttgart. In 1901, von
Schnürlen succeed Freiherr Schott von Schottenstein as Württemberg's
Minister of War. He was promoted to general of infantry in February of
1904, and remained at the War Ministry until retiring from active duty
in June 1906. He passed away in Stuttgart in February 1926.
Eisernes Kreuz II