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Hoeppner, Ernst von
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Hoeppner, Ernst von

(January 14, 1860, Tonnin Island of Wolin [now in Poland] – September 27, 1922, Gross-Mockratz, Island of Rügen), German general. Educated in the cadet corps, in 1879 Hoeppner entered the 6th Regiment of Dragoons, and was appointed major general in 1912. At mobilization he became chief of the general staff of the Third Army, leading its operations during the Battle of the Frontiers and on the Marne, until the Army entered the positional war. On February 14, 1915, Hoeppner took o…

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Hoeppner, Ernst von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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