Ernst Eugen Freiherr von Hügel
(26.03.1774 - 30.03.1849)
place of birth:  Ludwigsburg, Württemberg
Königreich Württemberg:  Kriegsminister, Generalleutnant


Ernst Freiherr von Hügel
was Württemberg's Minister of War from 1829 through 1842. Ernst was the son of General Johann von Hügel, an ordnance officer from Strasbourg, who had previously been elevated into nobility status.
Ernst began his career in 1785, joining the same Royal Württemberg Army regiment his father had served in.

He soon was involved in the complex series of Coalition Wars (beginning in 1792) against France's Napoleon Bonaparte. He saw further action during the Russian Campaign of 1812 as Napoleon pushed toward Moscow, participating in battles at Smolensk and Borodino. Generalmajor von Hügel was later sent to the peace talks in Paris, acting as the representative from Württemberg. In August of 1829, von Hügel replaced Feldzeugmeister von Franquemont as War Minister.


Kriegsminister   10.08.1829 - 15.09.1842

Generalleutnant 00.00.1816

Württemberg MVO   00.00.1809   Kommentur