Kurt von Sperling
(18.02.1850 - 31.08.1914)
place of birth:  Breslau, Niederschlesien  (Wrocław, Poland)
Königreich Preußen:  
Stellv KG,  Generalleutnant


General von Sperling
was an Imperial Prussian general officer who was military governor of Cologne and briefly served as acting commander at the corps level. He was the eldest son of Prussian Generalmajor Oskar von Sperling (1824-99) and Pauline von Klaß. Kurt von Sperling's sister Gertrud was the wife of Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg.

After taking part in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, von Sperling became a general staff officer and a commander at the various levels. After attaining the rank of Generalleutnant, he then functioned as Military Governor of Cologne from May 1907 to April 1911. He was brevetted to General der Infanterie in 1908. At the outbreak of the Great War, von Sperling was Kurt von Pritzelwitz' acting commander at VI. Army Corps HQ in Breslau before he unexpectedly died one month later.

 
 
Generalleutnant ............... 19.10.1904

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

  
   
Curriculum Vitae  
   
00.00.0000 Preußische Hauptkadettenanstalt - Berlin/Lichterfelde
07.04.1868 Sekonde-Lieutenant
02.09.1870 Deutsch-Französischer Krieg von 1870–1871   (awarded Iron Cross during Franco-Prussian War)
30.12.1875 Premier-Lieutenant
18.04.1882 Hauptmann
22.05.1889 Major
15.11.1894 Oberst-Lieutenant
22.03.1897 Oberst
17.04.1897 Infanterie-Regiment ,,Herzog von Holstein (1. Holsteinisches) Nr. 85 - Rendsburg  (Cdr)
18.04.1901 Generalmajor
18.04.1901 37. Infanterie-Brigade
01.05.1904 14. Infanterie-Division - D üsseldorf  (provisional Cdr)
19.10.1904 Generalleutnant
19.10.1904 14. Infanterie-Division - Düsseldorf  (Cdr, replaced Ernst von Voigt)
26.04.1907 Gouverneur von Köln  (Military Governor of Cologne)
05.03.1908 General der Infanterie  (Charakter)
04.04.1911 à la suite: Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.3
04.04.1911 zur Disposition gestellt
   
Great War  
   
02.08.1914 VI. Armeekorps - Stellvertrender KG  (Acting Cdr at VI. Corps HQ in Breslau)
31.08.1914 passed away
   
   
 

06.05.1910

 

 

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