Hans Karl Georg von Kaltenborn-Stachau
(23.03.1836 - 16.02.1898)
place of birth: Magdeburg
General der Infanterie
Hans von Kaltenborn-Stachau was a Prussian general officer
and member of the nobility who served as Prussian Minister of War for
three years. He began his military service in 1854 as a 2nd Lieutenant
in an infantry regiment and later participated in the
Second Schleswig War of 1864 (Deutsch-Dänischer
Krieg). Kaltenborn-Stachau then
saw action as a captain and general staff officer in the Austro-Prussian
War of 1866 (Deutscher Krieg). At the rank of major, he was then
engaged in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 (Deutsch-Französischer
In peace time, Kaltenborn-Stachau rose through the ranks to
command 2nd Guards Infantry Division, and in 1890 was selected to
replace General Verdy du Vernois as Prussian Minister of War. In this
capacity, he increased the strength of the Prussian Army by 70,000
soldiers and extended conscripted service to a 2-year period. General
von Kaltenborn-Stachau passed away in 1898 in Braunschweig.
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