Albrecht von Stosch

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Albrecht von Stosch
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Albrecht von Stosch, Imperial German General and Admiral
Born (1818-04-20)April 20, 1818
Koblenz, Germany
Died February 29, 1896(1896-02-29) (aged 77)
Oestrich, Germany
Allegiance  German Confederation
 North German Confederation
 German Empire
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
Years of service 1829–1889
Rank General of Infantry

Albrecht von Stosch (20 April 1818 – 29 February 1896) was a German General of the Infantry and Admiral who served as first chief of the newly created Imperial German Navy from 1872 to 1883.[1]

Born in Koblenz, he was a cousin of Hans Stosch-Sarrasani, the founder of the circus called Sarrasani.

Stosch died in Rheingau. There is an island in Chile named after him, Isla Stosch.

References[edit]

  • Hildebrand, Hans; Henriot, Ernest (1990). P — Z. Deutschlands Admirale : 1849-1945 : die militärischen Werdegänge der See-, Ingenieur-, Sanitäts-, Waffen- und Verwaltungsoffiziere im Admiralsrang (in German). 3. Osnabrück: Biblio-Verl. pp. 400—401. ISBN 3764814993.