Talk:Karl Georg Albrecht Ernst von Hake
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Here is a Google translation of the copyright expired text from von Hake's entry in the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie. I have added some paragraphs to the original block but I have not altered any of the mistakes that Google makes.
Hake : Karl Georg Albrecht Ernst v. H., Prussian infantry general and Secretary of War,
on 8 August was born in 1768 on the estate Flatow at Cremmen in circles Osthavelland, 1780 Page at Frederick the Great, 1785 ensign in the regiment Garde and 1788 Secondelieutenant. Displaced in February 1793 in the General Staff, he earned at the Battle of Pirmasens the Order pour le Mérite and has been in the year 1797, on the recommendation of his boss, the Lieutenant-General v. Geusau testified because of his "diligence, skill and Application" Captain.
having become 1799 Inspectionsadjutant when field Marshal von Möllensdorf, 1804 aide at Prince Henry, he was on 1 May 1809 Grolmann's office director of the 1st Division of the General war Department, reversed this sphere of activity in February of the following year with the leadership of the military - Oeconomie departments and has also played in June, the shops of the Chief of the General war Department, which gave Scharnhorst. It was just as difficult as peculiar position. using the limited means through which decreed the state at that time, should be a in a very modified bases new army to be created, the formation of which supervised the French with suspicious eyes, it was the insistence of the hinarbeitenden to the liberation of the motherland with an impatient [ 395 ] zeal fire heads to suffice, and it was to take the peculiarities of the King bill and to H. were in his very own sphere of activity bound hands: Scharnhorst, publicly resigned, was and remained the supreme head of the business. That he has performed under these conditions, the task assumed duties faithfully and conscientiously to the end, must always be credited to him as income, even though he initially Nobody satisfied, neither the king, which his excessive complaisance to the French blamed over, nor Scharnhorst, the more trust and unconditional obedience tere expected, even herself, whose more limited mind the hopes unable to divide, which sat higher and grander scale natures to the survey, which had to precede the reorganization of the army. The lack of confidence of the king became his on 4 To ask to be relieved in May 1812 the instigation of his post, Friedrich Wilhelm III. rejected this request from, however, and gave H. 9 the character as a major general.
As Scharnhorst had retired to Silesia, Hake's position was a become a little clearer, but when he stepped out of a new beginning 1813 in efficacy, was the old relation produced; simultaneously received H. with him and Hardenberg "Commissorium due to proliferation of the Army." Scharnhorst's action was soon taken by the war in full and those that H. fell the difficult task of mobilization and the preparations for war almost alone. As Austria had joined the alliance against France, he became Prussian plenipotentiary at the headquarters of the Supreme Commander Prince Schwarzenberg. It was a position in which the representative of a war in the sense of Blucher's, Gneisenau's or York's Major could act or in which such would have been quickly impossible; Hake's docile and prone to pessimism character made him the prevailing views itself as its own make and insist him to the end of the campaign in the position.
At the outbreak of the War of 1815, he became head of the 13 Brigade, which was part of the Bülow'schen Corps, had the same full at the Battle of Waterloo Antheil, took over on 22 June, the blockade of Longwy and was on 30 appointed to the same month in command of the North German Confederation Corps, which was the determination to conquer the fortresses Sedan, Mezieres and Montmedy. He managed to overcome due to the composition of its troops from various contingents and by the lack of equipment with siege material difficulties and Mezieres on 10 Sedan on 20 August Montmedy 19 September to compel the surrender.
In quick succession he then in Glogau and 20 were after the war the command of the brigade in Gdansk, May 1816, the transfer of the Army Corps on the Rhine: naturalization of new military relationships, creating the Landwehrcavallerie and the construction of barracks were the main objects of his care in the latter position, which he 26 December 1819, when Boyen was ceded, exchanged again with the Minister of War.
Its effectiveness was this time a more independent, but again a difficult one. The main aim was conscription in its whole extent, and the still new institute of the militia to maintain in such a way that the latter essentially consisted served soldiers and not turned into a militia; beside him prepared for the inevitable a necessary consideration for the financial position of the State of serious concern. All of these various claims he knew how to take into account, besides, he created Remontedepots and brought the principle to complete implementation, the horses for the army in the land purchase itself [ 396 ] to leave, whereby the former was independent of foreign countries and the money to own subjects came to Good. The administration of the garrison being and the Fourageankauf he ordered new, brought both service branches in close relationship with the Ministry and created the latter in the commissariat a representation of the troops and the Civil opposite. Sustained and increased ill-health forced him to ask for his resignation, which he on 20 Oct. Was granted in 1833.
He went to Italy and died at Castellammare at Naples on 19 May 1835, not a statesman of the first rank, or a general, not an organizational genius, but a righteous man and a tireless worker, which his country faithful and has provided useful services.