Luckner, Felix Count von
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Luckner, Felix Count von

(June 9, 1881, Dresden – April 13, 1966, Malmö), German naval officer. Luckner left the Gymnasium (grammar school) at the age of 13 and sailed as ship’s boy on the steamer Niobe to Australia, where he worked as a dishwasher, fakir’s helper, Salvation Army missionary, and prize boxer. Wishing to make the acquaintance of his idol Buffalo Bill, Luckner signed on as a seaman on a four-master bound for San Francisco. From there he hiked across the American continent, although he failed to meet …

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Herwig, Holger H., “Luckner, Felix Count von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0367>
First published online: 2015



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