Edwin Ottomar von Stülpnagel
(24.11.1876 - 06.03.1933)
place of birth: Berlin
General Edwin von Stülpnagel
served in the Imperial Prussian military officer corps during the
Great War and was a military leader in the Weimar Republic. He was the son
of Prussian Colonel Otto von Stülpnagel and Ida Michaelis. His younger
brother Otto was also a Wehrmacht commander during the Second World War.
Edwin von Stülpnagel's military career began in 1893 as his joined the 2nd Foot-Guards Regiment in Berlin. After time at the Prussian
Military Academy and at Great General Staff Headquarters, he saw service as a staff officer at
both the divisional and corps level.
During the Great War,
Stülpnagel worked as General von Lochow's III. Army Corps chief of
staff beginning in 1916. In 1918, he became the fourth member of the
Stülpnagel family to be awarded the Pour le Merite, this for
his service as VI. Reserve Corps chief of staff under General von dem
Borne. He continued his military service in the Reichswehr following the
Armistice, and retired from active duty in 1931 at the rank of
Generalleutnant, although he was later brevetted to General der
In 1928, he wed Mamie Ostermann von Roth, nee Bareiss, who lived until
1981. General von
Stülpnagel passed away in 1933 in Berlin.