Albert Freiherr von Suckow
(13.12.1828 - 14.04.1893)
place of birth:  Ludwigsburg, Württemberg
Königreich Württemberg:  Kriegsminister, 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.

During the 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.



Kriegsminister   23.03.1870  -  13.09.1874

General der Infanterie  17.11.1890  Charakter

Eisernes Kreuz II  Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871