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Capelle, Eduard von
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Capelle, Eduard von

(October 10, 1855, Celle – February 23, 1931, Wiesbaden), German admiral. Capelle joined the navy as an officer cadet at the age of 16. He subsequently served on several vessels before transferring to the military department of the Reichsmarineamt (Imperial Naval Office), where from 1897 he was engaged in drafting involved in drafting the various so-called Naval Laws and their amendments. Before long he advanced to become one of the closest collaborators of the secretary of state for the Imperial Navy, Admiral Alfred (von) Tirpitz. In 1904 Capelle was app…

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Krüger, Friederike, “Capelle, Eduard von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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