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 Helmuth von Moltke

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Helmuth von Moltke

  • Birth 25 May 1848 Biendorf, Rostocker Landkreis, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
  • Death 18 Jun 1916 Berlin, Germany
  • Burial Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
  • Memorial ID 8702439

Military Figure. Usually called Helmuth von Moltke "the Younger" or "the Nephew," to distinguish him from his famous uncle of the same name. Moltke the Younger fought in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) and rose to become a Field Marshall and Chief of the German General Staff (1906-1914). His cautious handling of the initial German attacks in World War I is often blamed for the German defeat at the Marne in Sept. 1914, after which he suffered a nervous breakdown and was dismissed. Moltke died a broken man, probably of a heart attack. He was buried in the Invaliden Friedhof in Berlin, in Section B. As of August of 2013, his grave is now marked with a headstone.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Geoff Walden
  • Added: 30 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8702439
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helmuth von Moltke (25 May 1848–18 Jun 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8702439, citing Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .