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Bülow, Karl von
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Bülow, Karl von

(March 24, 1846, Berlin – August 31, 1921, Berlin), German field marshal. The son of a Prussian lieutenant colonel, he fought in the wars of 1866 and 1870–1871. A captain with the General Staff in 1877, he was given command of the 4th Foot Guards Regiment in 1894. In 1897 he was promoted to major general and appointed director of the Central Department at the Prussian War Ministry. In 1902 he became deputy chief of the General Staff. In 1903 he commanded IIIrd Army Corps, and while …

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Kleine Vennekate, Erik, “Bülow, Karl von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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