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.


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]


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 Archived October 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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Government offices
Preceded by
Ritter Benignus von Safferling
Ministers of War (Bavaria)
Succeeded by
Carl Graf von Horn