Maximilian von Schwartzkoppen
(24.02.1850 - 08.01.1917)
place of birth:  Potsdam
Königreich Preußen:  Generalleutnant

                          

Imperial
Prussian general officer and military attaché Maximilian von Schwartzkoppen entered the army in time to take part in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. He thereafter served on the Great General Staff in Berlin at the rank of Hauptmann and then became military escort to Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hessen-Darmstadt. Von Schwartzkoppen served as military attaché in Paris from 1891 to 1897, and it was in this capacity that he became entangled in the Dreyfus-Affair. Von Schwartzkoppen, who retired as a Generalleutnant but was later brevetted General der Infanterie, passed away in 1917 and was laid to rest in Berlin.



     

Generalleutnant ............... 18.04.1903

Eisernes Kreuz II .............. Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871