Potiorek, Oskar
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Potiorek, Oskar

(November 11, 1853, Bleiburg [Carinthia] – December 17, 1933, Klagenfurt), Austrian general. Potiorek had a brilliant career in the General Staff. From 1892 he was head of the Operations Bureau, and in 1902 he was officially appointed deputy head of the General Staff. It was the greatest disappointment for him when in 1906 not he, but Conrad von Hötzendorf, became the new chief of the Austrian Imperial General Staff. Despite this Potiorek was recognized as having great talent, and …

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Jerabék, Rudolf, “Potiorek, Oskar”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0475>
First published online: 2015



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