Albert Freiherr von Suckow
(13.12.1828 - 14.04.1893)
place of birth: Ludwigsburg, Württemberg
General der Infanterie
General Albert von Suckow served as Württemberg's Minister of War
during the years leading up to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.
Having recently entered military service, Albert saw action in 1849 as a
lieutenant in the Neckar-Korps as they took part in suppressing the Baden
Revolution. During the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, Major Suckow
served as Württemberg's military liaison at Bavarian Headquarters. Thereafter,
he was War Minister Wagner's adjutant as Württemberg's military forces were
integrated into the Prussian Army.
Franco-Prussian War, Generalleutnant von Suckow
headed up Württemberg's War Ministry, undertaking several trips to Prussian
Headquarters located in France. Although he retired from active service in
September 1874, King Karl I. recognized von Suckow's many years of military duty
with a promotion to General der Infanterie. He spent his final years living in a
villa at the foot of the Alten Schloss in Baden-Baden.
23.03.1870 - 13.09.1874