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Alexander von Falkenhausen

German general

Died when: 87 years 275 days (1053 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

Alexander von Falkenhausen

Alexander Ernst Alfred Hermann Freiherr von Falkenhausen (29 October 1878 – 31 July 1966) was a German general and military advisor to Chiang Kai-shek.

He was an important figure during the Sino-German cooperation to reform the Chinese Army.In 1938, Germany ended its support for China under pressure from Japan, and Falkenhausen was forced to return home.

Back in Europe, he later became the head of the military government of Belgium from 1940 to 1944 during its German occupation.

He was married twice, firstly to Paula von Wedderkop (1879–1950) and then in 1960, to Cecile Vent (1906–1977), both without issue.

He was a nephew of Ludwig von Falkenhausen, who was the governor-general of Belgium from 1917 to 1918 during the German occupation in the First World War, and a direct male line descendant of Karl Wilhelm Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach by his mistress, Elisabeth Wünsch.


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