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Paul von Hindenburg

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(1847–1934) German general and statesman. He fought at the Battle of Königgratz (Sadowa) and in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) and retired in 1911. He was recalled to active ...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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..., Paul von (b. Posen , 2 Oct. 1847 ; d. Neudeck , 2 Aug. 1934 ) German ; President 1925–34 Hindenburg was a Prussian from Germany's eastern frontier and had a successful military career in the Austro-Prussian War ( 1866 ) and the Franco-Prussian War ( 1870–1 ), retiring as a general in 1911 . He was recalled in 1914 and achieved spectacular successes against the Russians at Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes in 1914 . He was promoted to field marshal and in 1916 became the supreme military commander. Hindenburg was elected President on ...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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...Hindenburg, Paul von (b. Posen , 2 Oct. 1847 ; d. Neudeck , 2 Aug. 1934 ) German President 1925–34 Hindenburg was a Prussian from Germany's eastern frontier and had a successful military career in the Austro-Prussian War ( 1866 ) and the Franco-Prussian War ( 1870–1 ), retiring as a general in 1911 . He was recalled in 1914 and achieved spectacular successes against the Russians at Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes in 1914 . He was promoted to field marshal and in 1916 became the supreme military commander with Ludendorff his chief aide. ...

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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..., Paul Von ( 1847–1934 ), German field marshal and president. Member of an aristocratic Prussian family, Hindenburg saw action as a junior officer in 1866 and 1870–71 and retired in 1922 as a corps commander. After the victory at Tannenberg in August 1914 , Hindenburg became a national symbol. The mystique of the “wooden titan” increased during 1915 and 1916 , less for his own achievements than through the continued discrediting of rival symbols: Chief of Staff Erich von Falkenhayn , Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg , and not least ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Paul von ( 1847–1934 ) German general and statesman . He fought at the Battle of Königgratz ( Sadowa ) and in the Franco-Prussian War ( 1870–71 ) and retired in 1911 . He was recalled to active service at the outbreak of World War I and crushed the Russians at Tannenberg in east Prussia ( August 1914 ). In 1916 he became chief of the general staff. After the failure of Germany’s offensive ( 1918 ) he advised the need to sue for peace. After the war he came to tolerate the Weimar Republic and in 1925 was elected as President in succession...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...0Paulvon Paul von Hindenburg 1847 – 1934 German Field Marshal and statesman , President of the Weimar Republic 1925–34 That man for a Chancellor? I'll make him a postmaster and he can lick the stamps with my head on them. of hitler to Meissner, 13 August 1932; J. W. Wheeler-Bennett Hindenburg: the Wooden Titan (1936) make him a postmaster can lick the ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., Paul von ( 1847–1934 ) German field marshal during World War I and president of the Weimar Republic ( 1925–34 ), born in Posen, Germany. His tenure was marked by the rise to power of Adolf Hitler , whom he appointed chancellor in 1933...

Hindenburg, Paul von Beneckendorf und von

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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..., Paul von Beneckendorf und von (Posen, 1847–1934 , Neudeck, West-Prussia), served first in the Prussian Guard (3. Garde-Regt. zu Fuss) in which he took part in the wars of 1866 and 1870–1 ( see Deutsch-Französischer Krieg ). His career as a staff officer began in 1878 , but in 1893 he returned to regimental duty as O.C. Infantry Regiment No. 91 (Oldenburg). Three years later he received a high staff appointment, and in 1900 became G.O.C. 28. Division in Karlsruhe. In 1904 he was given command of the IV Army Corps with H.Q. at Magdeburg,...

Hindenburg, Paul Ludvig von Beneckendorf und

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Paul Ludvig von Beneckendorf und ( 1847–1934 ) German field-marshal who rose to prominence in the later stages of World War I to become second president of the Weimar Republic. The son of a Prussian aristocrat, Hindenburg was commissioned into the 3rd Foot Guards in 1866 . He served with distinction in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian War ( 1870–71 ). His subsequent career was unremarkable, promotion duly occurred, and he retired a general in 1911 . Recalled at the outbreak of World War I, Hindenburg was sent to the East...

Hindenburg, FM Paul von Beneckendorff und

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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..., FM Paul von Beneckendorff und ( 1847–1934 ). Hindenburg served during the wars of unification as a junior officer of the Prussian Guard and retired as a corps commander in 1911 . Neither a scion of one of the great junker military families like the Kleists and the Bülows nor one of the ‘new men’ brought to power by the general staff system and the industrial revolution, Hindenburg was widely respected for his integrity and force of character. Preferring service with troops to staff duty, he was nevertheless considered a possible candidate for...

Hindenburg, Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und von

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und von ( 1847–1934 ) German statesman and general , president ( 1925–34 ). Commanding the army on the e front in World War 1, he defeated the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg. In 1916 , Hindenburg became supreme commander and, with his chief-of-staff, Erich Ludendorff , directed the German retreat on the Western Front (to the Hindenburg line ). As second president of the Weimar Republic , he reluctantly appointed Adolf Hitler as chancellor in 1933...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Paul von Hindenburg

Paul von Hindenburg  

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(1847–1934)German general and statesman. He fought at the Battle of Königgratz (Sadowa) and in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) and retired in 1911. He was recalled to active service at the outbreak ...
Hindenburg

Hindenburg  

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Name of the German soldier and statesman Paul von Hindenburg, 1847–1934. A German airship named for him, the largest ever built, was intended to provide a luxury passenger service across the ...
Hindenburg Line

Hindenburg Line  

In World War I, a German fortified line of defense on the Western Front to which Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg directed retreat. The triple-lined entrenched position, which extended from ...
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Ohl  

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The German supreme command in the 1914–18 War, mostly used in reference to Hindenburg and Ludendorff.
Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg

Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg  

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(b. 29 Nov. 1856, d. 2 Jan. 1921).Chancellor of Germany and Minister President of Prussia 1909–17 From 1899 the chief commissioner (Oberpräsident) of the Prussian province of Brandenburg, he became ...
FM Erich von Manstein

FM Erich von Manstein  

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(1887–1973).Manstein was commissioned into 3rd Foot Guards, Hindenburg's old regiment, in 1906, and during WW1 he fought at Verdun and the Somme. In 1937 he became DCGS, but was ...
Wilhelm Marx

Wilhelm Marx  

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(b. Cologne, 15 Jan. 1863; d. Bonn, 5 Aug. 1946)German; Chancellor of Germany 1923–5, 1926–8, leader of Centre Party 1922–8 The son of an elementary school headmaster, Marx was brought up in a ...

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