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Hugo Karl Gottlieb von Kathen
General Hugo von Kathen
Born (1855-08-27)August 27, 1855
Died April 2, 1932(1932-04-02) (aged 76)
Place of birth Freienwalde, Prussia
Place of death Wiesbaden, Weimar Germany
Allegiance German Empire German Empire
Service/branch Prussian Army
Rank General
Commands held
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Pour le Mérite with Oakleaves

Hugo Karl Gottlieb von Kathen (27 August 1855 – 2 April 1932) was a German infantry general during World War I.

Family[]

Kathen was born in Freienwalde, Farther Pomerania to the Prussian Major Karl von Kathen (1803–1876), a landowner from Langenhaken in Pomerania, and Agnes née Schumann (1825–1895). His family came originally from Stralsund and became Swedish nobility in 1692.

Kathen married Susanne von Dechend (1859–1929), daughter of Reichsbank president Hermann von Dechend (1814–1890), on 27 September 1884 in Berlin.

Kathen died in Wiesbaden, Hesse.

Commands held[]

  • 2 August - 18 December 1914: military governor of Mainz
  • 19 December 1914 - 30 July 1918: commanding general of the XXIII Reserve Corps
  • 31 July - 11 November 1918: commander-in-chief of the 8th army
  • until February 1919: commander of the German troops in Lithuania and Estonia
  • starting from February 1919: commander of the German troops in Latvia

Medals and decoration[]

References[]

  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelige Häuser B Band VII, Seite 180, Band 36 der Gesamtreihe, C. A. Starke Verlag, Limburg (Lahn) 1965, ISSN 0435-2408.
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Georg von Kleist
Commander, XXIII Reserve Corps
19 December 1914-31 July 1918
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Arthur von Gabain
Preceded by
Generaloberst Günther Graf von Kirchbach
Commander, 8th Army
31 July 1918-21 January 1919
Succeeded by
Dissolved

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