Edwin Karl Rochus Freiherr von Manteuffel
(24.02.1809 - 17.06.1885)
place of birth:  Dresden, Sachsen  (Saxony)

Königreich Preußen:  Generalfeldmarschall


Resourceful and capable Prussian field marshal, Baron von Manteuffel served in the Danish War (1864) and was appointed Prussian governor in conquered Schleswig. In the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 he commanded brilliantly, and in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) he likewise distinguished himself. Manteuffel commanded the German army of occupation in France (1871–73) and from 1879 until his death was governor of Alsace-Lorraine. He died on 17 June 1885 in Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic) while on a spa holiday. Edwin was the first cousin of German Minister President Otto von Manteuffel.


Generalfeldmarschall ...... 19.09.1873

Großkreuz des EK ............. 22.03.1871

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