Bissing, Baron Moritz Ferdinand von
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Bissing, Baron Moritz Ferdinand von

( January 30, 1844, Bellmannsdorf, Silesia – April 18, 1917, Trois Fontaines, Belgium), German general. The son of a Prussian chamberlain and estate holder from a Saxon noble family Bissing chose a military career early, serving as an officer in the wars of 1866 and 1870–1871. In 1887 he became adjutant to Crown Prince Wilhelm, and after the latter’s accession to the Imperial throne in 1888, was named the emperor’s aide-de-camp. It was this appointment which laid t…

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Gerhards, Thomas, “Bissing, Baron Moritz Ferdinand von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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