Heinrich Leo von Treitschke
(30.01.1840 - 17.06.1927)
place of birth:  Dresden, Sachsen  (Saxony)
Königreich Sachsen:  Generalstabschef,  KG,  Generaladjutant SM,  General der Infanterie


Royal Saxon general officer Heinrich von Treitschke served Saxony's Chief of General Staff prior to the Great War. Von Treitschke began his military career at the age of 16 as he attended the Cadet Academy in Dresden. After joining up with the 2nd Jäger Battalion in Leipzig, von Treitschke spent the next few years involved with the three major western European campaigns. After fighting in the Danish War of 1864, he opposed the Prussian forces during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, seeing action at Gitschin and Königgrätz. He soon thereafter marched alongside his former enemy in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.

Upon returning home to Saxony following victory over the French, von Treitschke was selected to function as Saxon Crown Prince Albert's personal adjutant. In 1889, he succeeded Paul Edler von der Planitz as Chief of Staff of the Royal Saxon General Staff in Dresden. He was later transferred to Leipzig where in 1899 he became the first commander of the XIX. Army Corps (I. Royal Saxon Corps). Five years thereafter, Albert's brother King Georg brought von Treitschke into his court to serve as Adjutant General. He passed away in 1927 and was interred in his hometown of Dresden. General von Treitsche's first cousin was the renowned historian who also went by the name Heinrich von Treitschke. 


Generalstabschef   00.00.1889  -  09.03.1892

General der Infanterie  18.04.1897

Eisernes Kreuz II  Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871

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