Heinrich Wilhelm Martin von Goßler
(29.09.1841 - 10.01.1927)
place of birth:  Weißenfels, Provinz Sachsen
Königreich Preußen:  Kriegsminister,  General der Infanterie


Heinrich von Goßler was a general officer
who served as Prussian Minister of War from 1896 to 1903. He began his military service in 1860 as a lieutenant in an infantry regiment and then participated in the Austo-Prussian War of 1866 (Deutscher Krieg). He later distinguished himself as a company commander during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 (Deutsch- Französischer Krieg). 

In peace time,
Goßler worked in the War Ministry and then up through the ranks until returning to the Ministry to head up the General War Department. Later, as commander of 25th Infantry Division, Generalleutnant von Goßler was selected to succeed Walther Bronsart von Schellendorff as Prussian War Minister. He served simultaneously as Prussian military plenipotentiary in the Bundesrat. He retired from active duty in 1903 at the rank of General der Infanterie. Heinrich von Goßler's siblings included: Gustav (1838-1902) who was the President of the province of West Prussia, Konrad (1848-1933) a general serving as a corps commander during the Great War, and Wilhelm (1850-1928) a Prussian general. General Goßler passed away in 1927 in Berlin. 


Kriegsminister   14.08.1896  -  14.08.1903

General der Infanterie  13.09.1899

Eisernes Kreuz II  Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871