Alexander August Wilhelm von Pape
(02.02.1837 - 07.05.1895)
place of birth: Berlin
General von Pape served in the Imperial Prussian Army and
was ultimately given the rank of Colonel General with the rank of Field
Marshal. He entered the service in 1830 as a Fahnenjunker in the 2nd
Foot Guards Regiment. He eventually became commander of the regiment in
1863 and thus led them into combat during the Austro-Prussian War
of 1866. He then was in command of the 1st Guard Infantry Division
during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71, most notably seeing
action during the capture of St. Privat-la- Montagne and during
the Battle for Sedan.
Following the war years, von Pape was entrusted with the commands
of V. Army Corps and later the III. Army Corps, ultimately becoming the
Guard Corps commander. In September 1888 he was promoted to
Generaloberst m.d.R. Generalfeldmarschall, becoming the commanding
general of military forces in the Brandenburg Province, along with being
the Governor of Berlin. He died in May of 1895 in his Berlin home.
Kaiser Wilhelm I praised von Pape as being "the role model for the
traditional Prussian soldier." General-Pape-Straße
in Tempelhof is named in his honor.
(mit dem Range als GFM)
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