Kluck, Alexander von

COMMANDER (GERMANY)
BORN 20 May 1846, Münster, Westfalen - DIED 19 Oct 1934, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Südwestfriedhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Heilig Geist, Gartenblock VI, Erbbegräbnis 12)

Alexander von Kluck saw active service during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1871. In 1913 he became inspector general of te Seventh Army District.

He commanded the German First Army during the First World War. He was famous for his impatience and the Schlieffen offensive failed because of his change of tactics.

On August 20, 1914 he captured Brussels and he almost defeated the French troops, but during the First Battle of the Marne his army was stopped on September 9, 1914.

He was seriously wounded in March 1915 and he left active service in October 1916. In 1920 his memoirs were published.

Sources
• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
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First World War.com - Who's Who - Alexander von Kluck

Images

The grave of Alexander von Kluck at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Nov 2004)

 

The grave of Alexander von Kluck at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Nov 2004)

 


Klumpke, Anna

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 2 Sep 2005