August Wilhelm von Pape
(02.02.1837 - 07.05.1895)
place of birth: Berlin
Generaloberst mdR GFM
General von Pape served in the Imperial Prussian Army and was
ultimately given the rank of Colonel General with the rank of Field
Marshal. He entered the service in 1830 as a Fahnenjunker in the 2nd
Foot Guards Regiment. He eventually became commander of the regiment in
1863 and thus led them into combat during the Austro-Prussian
War of 1866. He then was in command of the 1st Guard Infantry
Division during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71,
most notably seeing action during the capture of St.
Privat-la- Montagne and during the Battle for Sedan.
Following the war years, von Pape was
entrusted with the commands of V. Army Corps and later the III. Army
Corps, ultimately becoming the Guard Corps commander. In September 1888
he was promoted to Generaloberst m.d.R. Generalfeldmarschall, becoming
the commanding general of military forces in the Brandenburg Province,
along with being the Governor of Berlin. He died in May of 1895 in his
Berlin home. Kaiser Wilhelm I praised von Pape as being "the role model
for the traditional Prussian soldier." General-Pape-Straße in Tempelhof
is named in his honor.
(mit dem Range als GFM)