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Karl Leichtenstern, b. 1847, Generalmajor

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I am seeking information about


Karl Leichenstern, b. 29 May 1847, major general in the Bavarian army, 1899-1901 commander of 10th Königlich Bayerische Infanterie-Brigade.


I only know that his father was Ludwig Leichtenstein, d. 1866 at fortress Rosenberg, lieutenant colonel.

The Prussian Maschine doesn’t list him, perhaps he retired before 1914. I found an entry of him from 1906 where he was categorized “zur Disposition”.

 Kind Regards


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Here are a few dates  to help with your research.


Karl Leichenstern  (29.03.1847-30.11.1924)

01.04.01-16.05.02             Kom. d. 10. Inf. Brig.

[01.04.01                              Nummertausch]

02.06.99-01.04.01             Kom. d. 8. Inf. Brig.

17.07.96-02.06.99             Kom. d. 10. Inf. R.

 1871                                    in 5. Jäg. B.

 Gen.Maj.             02-06-99

Oberst                  17-07-96

Oberstlt.              12-04-94

Major                    19-12-88

Hptm.                   30-11-79

Prem.Lt.               01-08-66

Sek.Lt.                  20-05-66

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Thank you, Andy. I collect old photographs. I have a CAB of Leichtenstern and I want to post it on Wikipedia. So, I try to write a short biographical article about him. I hope Wikipedia will accept it. Leichtenstern must be a relevant person. I am not sure if he is.

One of his brothers was a well known physician.




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  • 2 weeks later...

Years ago download this photo from the internet.
It is not mine and I do not know the source.
I have it labeled as: LEICHTENSTERN - Generalmajor Karl Leichtenstern, Commander of the 10. Infanterie-Brigade


LEICHTENSTERN - Generalmajor Karl Leichtenstern, Commander of the 10. Infanterie-Brigade .jpg

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