Emil Heinrich Ludwig von Albedyll
(01.04.1824 - 13.06.1897)
place of birth:  Liebenow, Mark Brandenburg

Königreich Preußen:  Chef des Militärkabinetts,  KG,  General der Cavallerie


Prussian cavalry general Emil von Albedyll
launched his military career during the campaign against Denmark as an ordinance officer during the Schleswig-Holstein War of 1848. He additionally served under General von Manteuffel during the Danish War of 1864. The Franco-Prussian War years saw him serving as an aide-de-camp back at Great Headquarters in Berlin.

After the War of 1870-71, von Albedyll replaced General Hermann von Tresckow as Kaiser Wilhelm I's Chief of the Military Cabinet, a post he held for  17 years of peacetime. In 1873, he became the Kaiser's General à la suite, and then General Adjutant in 1876. Upon Kaiser Wilhelm I's death, von Albedyll left Berlin for Münster, where he headed up the 7th Army Corps until his retirement from active duty in 1893. He died in Potsdam in June of 1897 and is interred at the Bornstedt Cemetary.


Mil-Kabinettschef  26.02.1871  -  07.08.1888

General der Cavallerie  18.09.1886

Eisernes Kreuz II  Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871