Wilhelm Gustav Karl Bernhard
(01.10.1833 - 08.02.1912)
place of birth: Berlin
Prussian field marshal Wilhelm von Hahnke served as Kaiser
Wilhelm II's adjutant general from 1911 to 1912. He was also Count von
Schlieffen's son-in-law. Wilhelm began his military career as a 2nd
Lieutenant in Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.1 in Berlin. He served as a
company commander during the Danish-Prussian War of 1864. He also
served as a member of Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm von Preusen's
Second Army general staff during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866,
and again in the same staff during the Franco-Prussian War of
1870-71. Von Hahnke functioned as Chief of Kaiser Wilhelm II's Military
Cabinet from 1888 to 1901, and in January 1905 he was promoted to field
marshal and was appointed as Kaiser Wilhelm II's General Adjutant.
General von Hahnke died on 8 February 1912.