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Holtzendorff, Henning von
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Holtzendorff, Henning von

(January 9, 1853, Prenzlau – June 7, 1919, Jagow [Uckermark]), German grand admiral. Holtzendorff entered the navy in 1869, took part in the war of 1870/1871, and in 1900 served as commander of a capital ship during the Boxer Rebellion. After various commands on land (commander in chief of the navy, chief of staff of the Baltic Division, commander of the dockyard at Danzig [Gdańsk]), from 1906 to 1909 he was commander of the First Squadron, and in 1910 took command of the High Seas Fleet; he retired in January 1913. In September 1915 Holtzendorff was br…

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Herwig, Holger H., “Holtzendorff, Henning von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 31 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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