Paul Stanislaus Eduard von Leszczynski
(29.11.1830 - 12.02.1918)
place of birth:  Stettin, Pommern  (Szczecin, Poland)
Königreich Preußen:  KG,  General der Infanterie


Paul von Leszczynski was a Prussian General
who served as a corps-level commander in the latter part of the 19th century. He entered the military in 1848, joining the 20th Infantry Regiment in Wittenberg, and was immediately put into action in the campaign against Denmark. He also participated in the campaign the following year versus the rebellion in Baden. During the Danish War of 1864, von Leszczynski took part in the Battle of Dybbol, and as a major during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, his battalion saw action at Königgrätz.

The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 saw von Leszczynski heading up the Siege of Strasbourg, and he later served as Chief of Staff for XIV. Army Corps which took part in battles at Wörth, Epinal and Belfort. After the war, he served a couple years as Inspector of Jäger and Schützen. He then made divisional commander in 1884 and was later promoted to General der Infanterie in 1888 upon taking command of IX. Army Corps in Altona. Von Leszczynski retired from active duty in 1891 and lived until February of 1918.


General der Infanterie  02.08.1888

Eisernes Kreuz II  Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871

Pour le Mérite  07.06.1864  (Eichenlaub:  05.02.1871)