Rudolf Freiherr von Wagner-Frommenhausen
(19.12.1822 - 10.02.1891)
place of birth:  Frommenhausen, Württemberg
Königreich Württemberg:  Kriegsminister, Generalleutnant


Rudolf Freiherr von Wagner-Frommenhausen
served as Württemberg's Minister of War prior to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Replacing General von Edelmann in 1867, he set about with the aim of reorganizing Württemberg's military forces in accordance with the Prussian model. Also during his tenure, and in the face of great resistance, General von Wagner was able to impose compulsory military service within the kingdom. Continued oppostion to conscription and the military budget on both the political and public fronts was the key reason Wagner-Frommenhausen stepped down from his post in March 1870. He was succeeded as War Minister by Albert Freiherr von Suckow.



Kriegsminister   27.04.1867  -  23.03.1870

Generalleutnant  27.09.1868