Auffenberg-Komarow, Moritz Freiherr von

GENERAL, AUTHOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 22 May 1852, Opava, Silesia - DIED 18 May 1928, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstra▀e 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 49, Nummer 235)

Moritz von Auffenberg entered the army when he was nineteen years old. In 1878 he served in Bosnia as a first lieutenant. In 1888 he was promoted to major and in 1891 to lieutenant colonel and he served in Karlstadt. In 1894 he became a colonel and he worked as a teacher at the military school in Agram. In April 1905 he was promoted to field marshal lieutenant.

Requested by Franz Ferdinand, who was heir to the throne, he was appointed Minister of War on 19 September 1911. In December 1912 he was replaced after disagreements with Emperor Franz Joseph. During the First World War he commanded the 4th army and he defeated the Russians at the Battle of Komarˇw early in September 1914. During the Battle of Rawa Ruska his army was defeated. He was replaced and never held another command. On 25 april 1915 he was enbled by Franz Joseph. He died in 1928 in Vienna.

Images

The grave of Moritz Freiherr von Auffenberg-Komarow at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
Moritz von Auffenberg - Wikipedia


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Published: 25 Nov 2021
Last update: 03 Apr 2022