Freytag-Loringhoven, Hugo von

GENERAL, AUTHOR (GERMANY)
BORN 20 May 1855, Kopenhagen - DIED 19 Jan 1924, Weimar, Thüringen
REAL NAME Freytag-Loringhoven, Hugo Friedrich Philipp Johann Freiherr von
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Friedhof vor dem Frauentor (Alter Friedhof)

Hugo von Freytag-Loringhoven was the son of the diplomat Karl von Freytag-Loringhoven (1811-1882). In 1877 he joined the German Imperial Army. From 1887 to 1896 he taught military history in Berlin.

From 1907 until the outbreak of the First World Was he held several commands. During WW I he was an unofficial advisor to Erich von Falkenhayn. In 1918 he was promoted to General of the Infantry.

His son Leopold married the artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (Elsa Plötz).

Sources
Hugo von Freytag-Loringhoven – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Hugo Freiherr von Freytag-Loringhoven at the Friedhof vor dem Frauentor, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (04 Mar 2009)

 


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Published: 18 Nov 2017
Last update: 19 Nov 2017