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Stein, Hermann von
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Stein, Hermann von

(September 13, 1854, Wedderstedt – May 26, 1927, Lehnin), German general and politician and minister of war. The son of a Protestant clergyman, he joined the army in 1873 as standard-bearer. In 1875 he became a lieutenant and in 1890 a captain. He served in field artillery units and held post on the general staff. In 1903 Stein was appointed as chief of the deployment planning section. In 1905 he was promoted to colonel and four years later became chief quartermaster. In 1912 he …

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Stein, Hermann von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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