Ferdinand Wolf Konstantin Karl von Stülpnagel
(07.10.1842 - 24.12.1912)
place of birth: Berlin
General der Infanterie
Ferdinand von Stülpnagel was a Prussian general officer
and corps commander who served in pre-Great War Germany. His father Wolf
Louis Ferdinand commanded XIII. Army Corps from 1871 to 1873, while his
grandfather Wolf Wilhelm Ferdinand had also served as a Prussian general
in the War Ministry.
As a young officer, von Stülpnagel saw military
action during the Danish War of
1864, as well as the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. He
additionally served as a company commander in the 3rd Guards Foot
Regiment during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. In peace-time
Germany, von Stülpnagel became General Ewald von Kleist's chief of
staff at I. Army Corps headquarters in Königsberg.
He was transferred to Posen in 1899 in order to command V. Army
Corps headquartered in that city. Ferdinand von Stülpnagel received his
final promotion to General der Infanterie in 1900, and remained in
command of V. Army Corps until his retirement from active duty in 1906.
He passed away and was laid to rest in his hometown of Berlin in
Eisernes Kreuz II