Friedrich von Hertling

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Johann Friedrich Maximilian Joseph Freiherr[1] von Hertling (October 14, 1781 – August 4, 1850) was a Bavarian Lieutenant General and Acting[2] War Minister from January 28 until June 9, 1839. He was the brother of Franz Xaver von Hertling.


Hertling was born in Ladenburg, the son of Jakob Anton von Hertling and Maria Anna Antonia Juliana, née von Weiler.[3] Like his brother Franz Xaver he joined the Bavarian army in the last decade of the 18th century and took part in all of its campaigns between 1800 and 1815. In 1817 he was advanced to Oberst, in 1831 to Major General and Brigadier. One year later, while acting as war minister of the Kingdom of Bavaria under King Ludwig he was promoted Lieutenant General and given responsibility for the army's stud farms and horse recruitment (Gestüts- und Remontierungswesen). Hertling died in Munich.[4]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron). In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
  2. ^ called "Verweser"
  3. ^ Johann Friedrich Maximilian Joseph von hertling, RootsWeb.
  4. ^ Hertling, Friedrich Freiherr von, House of the Bavarian history (HdBG).
Government offices
Preceded by
Albrecht Freiherr Besserer von Thalfingen
Ministers of War (Bavaria)
1839 (acting)
Succeeded by
Anton Freiherr von Gumppenberg