Hermann von Eichhorn

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Hermann von Eichhorn
Hermann von Eichhorn
Born(1848-02-13)February 13, 1848
Breslau, Kingdom of Prussia
DiedJune 30, 1918(1918-06-30) (aged 70)
Kiev, Ukraine
AllegianceGerman Empire German Empire
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1866 - 1918
RankField Marshal
Commands held8th (1st Brandenburg) Life Grenadiers "King Frederick William III"
18th Infantry Brigade
9th Division
XVIII Corps
10th Army
Heeresgruppe Eichhorn-Wilna
Heeresgruppe Eichhorn-Kiev
Battles/warsAustro-Prussian War
Battle of Königgrätz
Franco-Prussian War
World War I

Hermann Emil Gottfried von Eichhorn (February 13, 1848 – July 30, 1918) was a Prussian officer, later Field Marshal during World War I.

Biography[change | change source]

Eichhorn was born in Breslau in the Kingdom of Prussia in 1848. His first time he fought during the Austro-Prussian War. Eichhorn received the Pour le Mérite on August 18, 1915.

On July 30, 1918 he died by assassination in Kiev. He is buried in Berlin.

Awards[change | change source]

  • Order of Saint Stanislaus, 3rd class (31 August 1871)
  • Order of the Crown (Prussia), 1st class (17 January 1904)
  • Order of Philip the Magnanimous (8 September 1905)
  • Order of the Red Eagle - Grand Cross with Oak Leaves (20 August 1907)
  • Pour le Mérite (18 August 1915) with Oak Leaves (28 September 1915)
  • Military Order of St. Henry Commander Second Class (25 October 1916)
  • University of Berlin - Honorary Doctorate (18 February 1918)