(24.02.1850 - 08.01.1917)
place of birth: Potsdam
Imperial Prussian general officer and
military attaché Maximilian von
Schwartzkoppen entered the army in time to take part in the Franco-Prussian
War of 1870-71. He thereafter served on the Great General
Staff in Berlin at the rank of Hauptmann and then became military
escort to Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hessen-Darmstadt. Von
Schwartzkoppen served as military attaché in Paris from 1891 to 1897,
and it was in this capacity that he became entangled in the Dreyfus-Affair.
Von Schwartzkoppen, who retired as a Generalleutnant but was later
brevetted General der Infanterie, passed away in 1917 and was laid to
rest in Berlin.