Heinrich Leo von Treitschke
(30.01.1840 - 17.06.1927)
place of birth: Dresden, Sachsen (Saxony)
Königreich Sachsen: Generalstabschef,
KG, Generaladjutant SM, General der Infanterie
Royal Saxon general officer Heinrich von Treitschke served
Saxony's Chief of General Staff prior to the Great War. Von
Treitschke began his military career at the age of 16 as he attended the
Cadet Academy in Dresden. After joining up with the 2nd Jäger
Battalion in Leipzig, von Treitschke spent the next few years involved
with the three major western European campaigns. After fighting in the Danish
War of 1864, he opposed the Prussian forces during the Austro-Prussian
War of 1866, seeing action at Gitschin and Königgrätz.
He soon thereafter marched alongside his former enemy in the Franco-Prussian
War of 1870-71.
Upon returning home to Saxony following victory over the
French, von Treitschke was selected to function as Saxon Crown Prince
Albert's personal adjutant. In 1889, he succeeded Paul Edler von der
Planitz as Chief of Staff of the Royal Saxon General Staff in Dresden.
He was later transferred to Leipzig where in 1899 he became the first
commander of the XIX. Army Corps (I. Royal Saxon Corps). Five years
thereafter, Albert's brother King Georg brought von Treitschke into his
court to serve as Adjutant General. He passed away in 1927 and was
interred in his hometown of Dresden. General von Treitsche's first
cousin was the renowned historian who also went by the name Heinrich von
der Infanterie ..
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