Rennenkampf, Paul Karlovich Edler von
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Rennenkampf, Paul Karlovich Edler von

(April 17, 1854, Konuvere, Estonia – April 1, 1918, Taganrog, Russia), Russian general. Born into a Baltic German noble family, Rennenkampf graduated from the Helsinki Junker School in 1873, and from the General Staff Academy in 1882. He commanded a division in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904/1905. During the Russian Revolution of 1905, he was given the task of suppressing uprisings in eastern Siberia. In 1910 he was promoted general of cavalry, and in 1913/1914 commanded the Vilna (Vilnius) military district.

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Dahlmann, Dittmar, “Rennenkampf, Paul Karlovich Edler von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0499>
First published online: 2015



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