Karl Georg von Kaltenborn-Stachau
(23.03.1836 - 16.02.1898)
place of birth: Magdeburg
General der Infanterie
Hans von Kaltenborn-Stachau was a Prussian general officer
and member of the nobility who served as Prussian Minister of War for
three years. He began his military service in 1854 as a 2nd Lieutenant
in an infantry regiment and later participated in the Second Schleswig War of 1864
Kaltenborn-Stachau then saw action as a captain and general staff
officer in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 (Deutscher Krieg).
At the rank of major, he was then engaged in the Franco-Prussian War of
In peace time, Kaltenborn-Stachau rose through
the ranks to command 2nd Guards Infantry Division, and in 1890 was
selected to replace General Verdy du Vernois as Prussian Minister of
War. In this capacity, he increased the strength of the Prussian Army
by 70,000 soldiers and extended conscripted service to a 2-year period.
General von Kaltenborn-Stachau passed away in 1898 in Braunschweig.