Heinrich Wilhelm Martin von Goßler
(29.09.1841 - 10.01.1927)
place of birth: Weißenfels, Provinz Sachsen
General der Infanterie
Heinrich von Goßler was a general
officer who served as Prussian Minister of War from 1896 to 1903. He
began his military service in 1860 as a lieutenant in an infantry
regiment and then participated in the
Austo-Prussian War of 1866 (Deutscher Krieg). He later
distinguished himself as a company commander during the Franco-Prussian
War of 1870-71 (Deutsch- Französischer Krieg).
In peace time, Goßler worked in the War Ministry
and then up through the ranks until returning to the Ministry to head up
the General War Department. Later, as commander of 25th Infantry
Division, Generalleutnant von Goßler was selected to succeed Walther
Bronsart von Schellendorff as Prussian War Minister. He served simultaneously
as Prussian military plenipotentiary in the Bundesrat. He retired
from active duty in 1903 at the rank of General der Infanterie. Heinrich
von Goßler's siblings included: Gustav (1838-1902) who was the
President of the province of West Prussia, Konrad (1848-1933) a general
serving as a corps commander during the Great War, and Wilhelm
(1850-1928) a Prussian general. General Goßler passed away in 1927 in
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