Auerswald, Hans Adolf Erdmann von

SOLDIER (PRUSSIA)
BORN 19 Oct 1792, Faulen (estate) - DIED 18 Sep 1848, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen: Merianstrasse
GRAVE LOCATION Frankfurt am Main, Hessen: Hauptfriedhof (Gewann E, 243)

Studied Law in Königsberg and joined the Prussian army as a volunteer in 1813. He fought at Grossbeeren, Dennewitz and Leipzig. After the war he worked for the general staff (1818-1840) and in 1845 he was promoted to the rank of major-general. He declined the post of Minister of War and became a member of the German parliament in Frankfurt am Main.

After riots broke out in 1848, Auerswald and Prince Lichnowsky left the city to see if reinforcements were coming from Darmstadt, but along the way the mob recognized the hated Prince Lichnowsky and killed them both.

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Moos, Günter, Wegweiser durch den Frankfurter Hauptfriedhof, 1994

Images

The grave of Hans von Auerswald at the Hauptfriedhof, Frankfurt am Main.
Picture by Androom (20 Dec 2014)

 

The grave of Hans von Auerswald at the Hauptfriedhof, Frankfurt am Main.
Picture by Androom (20 Dec 2014)

 


Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

Published: 19 Dec 2015
Last update: 19 Dec 2015