Erich Ludendorff

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Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff
Erich Ludendorff
AllegianceGerman Empire
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1883-1918
RankGeneralquartiermeister
Battles/warsWorld War I
AwardsPour le Mérite

Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (sometimes given as von Ludendorff) (April 9, 1865December 20, 1937) was a German Army officer, Generalquartiermeister during World War I, victor of Liège, and, with Paul von Hindenburg, one of the victors of the battle of Tannenberg. After the war, he briefly supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. He was not found guilty for his role in the Nazis' unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch. He became disillusioned with politics and retired from public life that year.

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