Adolph von Asch zu Asch auf Oberndorff

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Adolph von Asch (left)

Adolph Freiherr[1] von Asch zu Asch auf Oberndorff (October 30, 1839 – February 18, 1906) was a Bavarian Lieutenant General[2] and War Minister from June 5, 1893 to April 4, 1905. He was born and died in Munich.

Biography[edit]

Asch joined the Cadet Corps of the Bavarian army. In 1859 he was advanced to the rank of an Unterleutnant and took part in the Austro-Prussian War. In 1870 he became Second Adjutant of General Ludwig von der Tann and participated in the Franco-Prussian War. In 1879 he was transferred to the Bavarian War Ministry. After his time as War Minister after 1893, he was retired in 1905.[3]

Awards[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
  2. ^ Bavaria - Ministers of War[dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.hdbg.de/parlament/content/persDetail.php?id=2938
Government offices
Preceded by
Ritter Benignus von Safferling
Ministers of War (Bavaria)
1893–1905
Succeeded by
Carl Graf von Horn