Gustav von Steinheil
(03.03.1831 - 13.03.1908)
place of birth: Ludwigsburg, Württemberg
General der Infanterie
General Gustav von Steinheil served
as Württemberg's Minister of War during the inter-War years. He entered military
service in 1848 and received his commission as Sekonde-Lieutenant in 1853.
Steinheil took part in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, functioning as
the Kriegskommissär at his division headquarters. He likewise saw action in
the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and thereafter was selected for
duty as a major in Württemberg's War Ministry in Stuttgart.
received command of the 54th Infantry Brigade in 1883 and was promoted to
Generalmajor. That same year, however, War Minister Theodor von Wundt
unexpectedly passed away, and Steinheil was selected as Wundt's provisional
replacement by King Karl I. General von Steinheil was not officially named
Württemberg's War Minister until 28 February 1885. He remained in this office until
health reasons forced him into retirement in 1892, whereupon he was succeeded by
Maximilian Freiherr Schott von Schottenstein. General der Infanterie von
Steinheil passed away in Stuttgart in 1908 at 77 years of age.
23.07.1883 - 09.05.1892