Albert von Schnürlen
(06.05.1843 - 19.02.1926)
place of birth: Tübingen, Württemberg
KG, General der Infanterie
Albert von Schnürlen was the son of a Tübingen-based
physician and entered military service for the Württemberg
Army in April 1864. He participated in the Franco-Prussian War of
1870-71 as a 1st Lieutenant with the 6th Infantry Regiment from Ulm.
After the war, he worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to
colonel in 1893, when he took command of the 121st Infantry Regiment
headquartered in Ludwigsburg.
General von Schnürlen then received command of
the 53rd Infantry Brigade in Ulm from 1896 to 1900, after which Kaiser
Wilhelm appointed him commander of the 26th Infantry Division in
Stuttgart. In 1901, von Schnürlen succeed Freiherr Schott von
Schottenstein as Württemberg's
Minister of War. He was promoted to general of infantry in February of
1904, and remained at the War Ministry until retiring from active duty
in June 1906. He passed away in Stuttgart in February 1926.