16th (Schleswig-Holstein) Hussars "Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, King of Hungary"

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16th (Schleswig-Holstein) Hussars
"EmperorFrancis Joseph of Austria,
King of Hungary"
Husaren-Regiment Kaiser Franz-Joseph von Österreich,
König von Ungarn (Schleswig-Holsteinisches) Nr. 16
Active 1866–1918
Disbanded 1918
Country German Empire
Branch Prussian Army
Type Cavalry
Role Hussars
Garrison/HQ Schleswig
Anniversaries 27 September 1866
Engagements
Commanders
Colonel-in-chief Emperor Francis Joseph I
Insignia
Regimental colours Fahne 16 HusRgt.png

The 16th (Schleswig-Holstein) Hussars “Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, King of Hungary” were a cavalry regiment of the Royal Prussian Army. The regiment was formed in 1866. It fought in the Franco-Prussian war and World War I. In 1872 it was named after Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria, who became its colonel-in-chief. The regiment was stationed in Gottorf Castle until its disbanding in 1918.

References[edit]

  • "Schleswig als preußische Garnisonsstadt" [Schleswig as a Prussian garrison town] (in German). Stadtmuseum Schleswig. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  • Schulz, Hugo (1992). Die preussischen Kavallerie-Regimenter 1913/1914 nach dem Gesetz vom 3. Juli 1913. Augsburg: Weltbild. pp. 124–126. ISBN 3893503439.