|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1822|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1888|
Army General. Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Papal State at the time of the capture of Rome in 1870. From 1865 he was Minister of Arms and Supreme Commander of the Papal army forces. He began his military service as a lieutenant in the Dragoons Corps in Karlsruhe Germany, subsequently due of his strong Catholic militancy, joined the papal army and in December 1843 resigned from the German Army. He joined to army of the Pope with the rank of captain and fought in 1848 against the Austrian Empire during the First Italian War of Independence. In 1859 was appointed colonel of the first regiment of the papal army and the year next, he was appointed general for his bold actions in Pesaro and Ancona against the Piedmontese Army during the Second Italian War of Independence. In October 1865 he became supreme commander of the papal armed forces and Minister of Arms. On November 3, 1867, he commanded the papal army in Mentana and supervised the defense of Rome in September 1870. He was awarded the noble title of Baron von Kanzler. General Kanzler had a son, Baron Rudolf, who married Noble Antonio Vitelleschi's daughter, whose tomb they both share, which however lacks their names. (For more details see: "Der Campo Santo Teutonico in Rom und seine Grabdenkmäler", by Albrecht Weiland, 1988).
Special thanks to Eman Bonnici for some of the info in this short bio and for his photo contributions.
Campo Santo dei Teutonici e dei Fiamminghi
, Vatican City
Created by: Ruggero
Record added: Jun 30, 2012
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