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Goltz, Rüdiger von der
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Goltz, Rüdiger von der

(December 8, 1865, Züllichau – November 4, 1946, Kinsegg [today part of Bernbeuren]), German general. The son of a high Prussian official, Goltz joined the army in 1885. At the outbreak of the World War, he had attained the rank of colonel and was commander of the Hamburg Infantry Regiment No. 76. After further appointments as brigade and division commander (37th Infantry Division), he took charge of the 12th Landwehr Division (renamed “Baltic Sea Division” in March 1918) on F…

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Wegner, Bernd, “Goltz, Rüdiger von der”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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