Moritz von Spies

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Moritz Ritter[1] von Spies (December 31, 1805 – October 10, 1862) was a Bavarian Major General and twice War Minister under Maximilian II of Bavaria.

Biography[edit]

Spies was born in Ansbach. After holding several officer positions in the Bavarian army, also in Greece, which was governed by prince regent Otto, and in the federal war ministry of the Frankfurt Parliament, in 1859 he was promoted Major General in the Generalquartiermeister's staff. In 1860 he was given the command of the genie troops. Spies served as war minister of the Kingdom of Bavaria from June 12 to December 11, 1861 and from June 16 to October 10, 1862 (his death). He died in Munich.[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Ritter is a title, translated approximately as Sir (denoting a Knight), not a first or middle name. There is no equivalent female form.
  2. ^ Spies, Moritz Ritter von, House of the Bavarian history (HdBG).
Government offices
Preceded by
Ludwig von Lüder
Ministers of War (Bavaria)
1861
Succeeded by
Hugo Ritter von Bosch
(acting)
Preceded by
Bernhard von Heß
Ministers of War (Bavaria)
1862
Succeeded by
Bernhard von Heß
(acting)