Chief of the General Staff (Kingdom of Bavaria)

The Chief of the General Staff (German: Chef des Generalstabes der Armee) of the Bavarian army was the military leader of the armed forces in the Kingdom of Bavaria.[1]

Names of the General Staff of the Army commanders[]

General Staff of the Bavarian Army[]

Originally the General Staff (German: Generalstab) of the Bavarian army was created by prince-elector Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria on demand of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford in 1792. In 1822 it was renamed under Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria to Generalquartiermeister. During the reign of Ludwig II of Bavaria, it was renamed once more to Generalstab. The office of the Chief of the General Staff was located in Munich. The General Staff of the army supported the supreme command of the army, and was point of contact for the Truppengeneralstäbe (general staffs of troops), the general staffs of the divisional commands, which were created after 1826, abolished in 1837 and once more deployed in 1847.[2] The General Staff followed the mobile forces on mission, until the Bavarian army was subordinated in case of war to the command of the German Emperor in his function as Bundesfeldherr (federal commander) after 1870. Due to this the commanders of the Bavarian army were under the direct command of the central German military authorities during World War I; on mobilisation most of the Bavarian General Staff became the headquarters of the largely Bavarian 6th Army, with some officers joining the Supreme Army Command.

Name Title Term began Term ended
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GM Johann Nepomuk Graf von Triva (1755–1827) Generalquartiermeister
Chef des Generalstabes[3]
1802 1820[4]
GdI Clemens Freiherr von Raglovich Chef des Generalstabes 1820[5] 1829(?)[6]
missing
GM Wilhelm Freiherr von Jeetze (1785–1852) Generalquartiermeister 1847 1848
GL Anton von der Mark (1796–1869) Generalquartiermeister 1848 1853
GM Philipp Freiherr von Brand zu Neidstein (1796–1870) Generalquartiermeister 1853 1856
GL Anton von der Mark (1796–1869) Generalquartiermeister 1856 1866
GM Hermann von Schintling (1816–1870) Generalquartiermeister 1866 1866
GL Max Graf von Bothmer (1816–1878)[7] Generalquartiermeister 1866 1878
missing Generalquartiermeister 1878 1878
GM Adolf von Heinleth (1823–1896) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1878 1881
GdI Hugo Ritter von Diehl (1821–1883) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1881 1883
missing Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1883 1883
GL Maximilian Graf von Verri della Bosia (1824–1909) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1883 1888
GL Wilhelm von Staudt (1825–1917) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1888 1893
GL Karl Ritter von Hoffmann (1832–1903) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1893 1895
GL Maximilian Ritter von Giehrl (1840–1896) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1895 1896
missing Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1896 1896
GL Karl Ritter von Lobenhoffer (1843–1901) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1896 1901
missing Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1901 1901
GL Ernst Freiherr von Barth zu Harmating (1849–1934) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1901 1905
missing Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1905 1905
GL Carl Ritter von Endres (1847–1907) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1905 1907
missing Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1907 1907
GL Karl von Fasbender (1852–1933) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1907 1908
missing Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1908 1908
GM Oskar Ritter und Edler von Xylander (1856–1940) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1908 1912
missing Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1912 1912
GM Konrad Krafft von Dellmensingen (1862–1953) Chef des Generalstabes der Armee 1912 1914

References[]

  1. ^ Bavaria - military leaders. Archived October 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Wilhelm Volkert, Richard Bauer: Handbuch der bayerischen Ämter, Gemeinden und Gerichte 1799-1980 (German), 1983, p. 336 ff. ISBN 978-3-406-09669-3
  3. ^ after 1808 also minister of war
  4. ^ ADB (de)
  5. ^ ADB:Raglovich, Clemens von (de)
  6. ^ 2847 Raglovich, Clemens von, House of the Bavarian history (HdBG).
  7. ^ father of Felix Graf von Bothmer, see also (de)