Maximilian von Laffert

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Maximilian von Laffert
Maximilian von Laffert during WWI
Born 10 May 1855
Lindau, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died 20 July 1917(1917-07-20) (aged 62)
Frankfurt am Main, Kingdom of Prussia
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1871–1917
Rank General of Cavalry
Commands held Karabinier-Regiment (2. Schweres Regiment)
Königlich Sächsisches Garde-Reiter-Regiment (1. Schweres Regiment)
32. Kavallerie-Brigade (3. Königlich Sächsische)
23. Kavallerie-Brigade (1. Königlich Sächsische)
40. Infanterie-Division (4. Königlich Sächsische)
XIX. (II. Königlich Sächsisches) Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Pour le Mérite

Maximilian August Hermann Julius von Laffert (10 May 1855 in Lindau – 10 May 1917 in Frankfurt am Main) was a Saxon officer, later General of Cavalry during World War I. He was a recipient of the Pour le Mérite.

Maximilian von Laffert suffered a heart attack while commanding his troops in France and died later in Frankfurt on 20 July 1917. He is interred at the Nordfriedhof in Dresden.


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.


  • Karl-Friedrich Hildebrand, Christian Zweig: Die Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite des I. Weltkriegs Band 2: H-O, Biblio Verlag, Bissendorf 2003, ISBN 3-7648-2516-2, S.285-287