Heinrich von der Mark

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Heinrich von der [1] Mark (December 14, 1782 – June 14, 1865) was a Bavarian Lieutenant General and Acting War Minister from February 1 to April 5, 1848.


Mark was born in Aldenhoven and died in Bamberg. He took part in the campaigns of the Bavarian army in the years from 1800 to 1815, was advanced to a Major in 1815, to an Oberstleutnant in 1825 and to an Oberstin 1832. In 1841 he was promoted Major General and Brigadier, and a view months later Lieutenant General, also in 1841.[2] During the Lola Montez affair, Mark refused to deploy his troops to defend her against the Munich students and citizens on February 11, 1848.[3] After the withdrawal of Ludwig I of Bavaria, Mark was war minister of the Kingdom of Bavaria under King Maximilian II.

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  1. ^ In German personal names, von is a preposition which approximately means of or from and usually denotes some sort of nobility. While von (always lower case) is part of the family name or territorial designation, not a first or middle name, if the noble is referred to by surname alone in English, use Schiller or Clausewitz or Goethe, not von Schiller, etc.
  2. ^ Mark, Heinrich von der, House of the Bavarian history (HdBG).
  3. ^ Lola Montez
Government offices
Preceded by
Leonhard Freiherr von Hohenhausen
Ministers of War (Bavaria)
1948 (acting)
Succeeded by
Karl von Weishaupt