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Helmuth Von Moltke joins the Prussian Army

1822

Helmuth von Moltke decides to join the Prussian Army as a second lieutenant in the 8th Infantry Regiment

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Moltke joins the Prussian Military Academy

1823

Helmuth von Moltke joins the Prussian Military Academy

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William Johnstone is Born

Aug 06, 1823

William Johnstone is born in Hanover, although he might have been Swedish

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Moltke Graduates From Military Academy

1826

Helmuth von Moltke graduates from the Prussian Military Academy

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Helmuth Von Moltke Publishes a Short Romance Story

1827

Helmuth von Moltke publishes a short romance story "The Two Friends"

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Moltke Translates "Decline And Fall"

1832

Helmuth von Moltke begins the translation of Gibbon's "The history of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" in order to pay for a new horse, but the publisher never actually prints the work.

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Helmuth Von Moltke is Promoted

1833

Helmuth von Moltke is promoted to first lieutenant and is seconded to the general staff in Berlin

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Moltke Travels in the Ottoman Empire

1835

Helmuth von Moltke is promoted to Captain and takes six months leave to travel around south-east europe and the Ottoman Empire. While he was in Constantinople Sultan Mahmud II asks him to help modernize the Ottoman army. The Prussian government agrees and he spends the next two years learning Turkish.

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Helmuth Von Moltke Returns to Germany

Dec 1839

Helmuth von Moltke arrives back in Berlin after the Ottoman defeat at the Battle of Nezib. He published a memoir about his time in the Ottoman empire under the name "Letters on Conditions and Events in Turkey in the Years 1835 to 1839"

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Helmuth Von Moltke Marries

1840

Helmuth von Moltke marries Maria Bertha Helena Burt, the daughter of John Heyliger Burt esq. of St. Croix in the Danish West Indies. He was also appointed to the general staff of the 4th Army Corps who were stationed in Berlin.

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Helmuth Von Moltke's Work on Railways

1843

Helmuth von Moltke publishes "What Considerations should determine the Choice of the Course of Railways?" about the military considerations that come from the railways. He was fascinated by railways and would invest heavily in them, which made him a considerable amount of money.

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Helmuth Von Moltke Publishes His Memoir

1845

Helmuth von Moltke publishes "The Russo-Turkish Campaign in Europe, 1828–1829" and becomes the personal adjutant to Prince Henry of Prussia.

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Von Beseler is Born

Apr 27, 1850

Hans Hartwig von Beseler is born in Prussia

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Gunboats Launched

1851

HMS Recruit and HMS Weser is launched in Prussia as Nix and Salamander respectively

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Hermann Wilhelm is Born

Sep 04, 1853

Hermann Wilhelm Leopold Ludwig Wissmann is born in Frankfurt

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Moltke Becomes Aide to Prince Frederick

1855

Helmuth von Moltke becomes personal aide to Prince Frederick, later Emperor Frederick III

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Carl Peters is Born

Sep 27, 1856

Carl Peters is born in the Kingdom of Hanover

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Moltke Becomes the Chief of the General Staff

1857

Helmuth von Moltke becomes the Chief of the Prussian General Staff

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Maximilian Von Spee is Born

Jun 22, 1861

Maximilian Johannes Maria Hubert Reichsgraf von Spee is born

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John Inglis Dies

Sep 27, 1862

John Inglis dies in Homburg

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Reinhard Scheer is Born

Sep 30, 1863

Reinhard Scheer is born in Lower Saxony

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Helmuth Von Moltke Publishes More Memoirs

1867

Helmuth von Moltke publishes "The Campaign of 1866 in Germany"

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Von Beseler joins the Army

1868

Hans von Beseler joins the Prussian Army

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Helmuth Von Moltke's Wife Dies

Dec 24, 1868

Helmuth von Moltke's wife Maria dies in Berlin

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Hermann Wissmann joins the German Army

1870

Hermann Wissmann joins the German Army

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Helmuth Von Moltke is Made a Count

Oct 1870

Helmuth von Moltke is made a Count (Graf) as a reward for his service in the Franco-Prussian War.

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Helmuth Von Moltke is Promoted to Field Marshal

Jun 1871

Helmuth von Moltke is promoted to Field Marshal

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Hermann Wissmann Becomes a Lieutenant

1874

Hermann Wissmann is commissioned as a Lieutenant in the German Army

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Von Spee joins the Navy

1878

Maximilian von Spee joins the Kaiserliche Marine

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Scheer joins the German Navy

Apr 22, 1879

Reinhard Scheer entered the Imperial German Navy as a Cadet aged 15

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Scheer joins SMS Niobe

Jun 1879

Reinhard Scheer joins the sail-frigate SMS Niobe

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Scheer Goes to the Naval School in Kiel

Sep 1879

Reinhard Scheer goes to the Naval School in Kiel to continue his officer training

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Hellmuth Von Mücke is Born

Jun 25, 1881

Hellmuth von Mücke is born in Zwickau in Saxony

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Reinhard Scheer Becomes An Officer

1884

Reinhard Scheer is commissioned into the German navy and sent to the East Africa Squadron on the frigate SMS Bismarck. While in Africa he became friends with Leutnant Henning von Holtzendorff, who would later serve as commander of the High Seas Fleet.

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Scheer Returns to Germany

1886

Scheer returns to Germany

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Scheer Does Torpedo Training

Jan 1888

Scheer took part in torpedo training aboard SMS Blücher

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Royal Geographical Society Medal

1888

Lieutenant Hermann Wissmann is awarded the Founder's Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society for his explorations.

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Helmuth Von Moltke Retires

Aug 09, 1888

Helmuth von Moltke retires

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Helmuth Von Moltke Makes a Voice Recording

Oct 21, 1889

Helmuth von Moltke makes a recording for Thomas Edison of a line from Hamlet and a passage from Faust. This recording still exists and is the only sound recording known to exist of a person born in the 18th century.

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Scheer Returns to Kiel

1890

Scheer returns to Germany and is made an instructor at the Torpedo Research Command in Kiel. While there he met Alfred von Tirpitz.

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Heligoland–Zanzibar Treaty

Jul 01, 1890

As a result of this treaty Germany gets:

  1. Heligoland in the North Sea, which controlled the approaches to the Kiel Canal
  2. Caprivi Strip, which gave them access to the Zambezi River
  3. Tanganyika

Britain gets:

  1. the Sultanate of Wituland on the Kenyan coast
  2. some areas of east africa needed to build a railway to Lake Victoria
  3. authority to deal with Sultanate of Zanzibar as they saw fit
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Moltke's 90Th Birthday is a National Holiday

Oct 26, 1890

Helmuth von Moltke's 90th birthday is declared a national holiday

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Carl Peters Publishes His Book

1891

Carl Peters publishes an account of his time in Africa called "Die deutsche Emin Pasha Expedition"

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Helmuth Von Moltke Dies

Apr 24, 1891

Helmuth von Moltke dies

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Wissmann Returns to Germany

1896

Major Wissmann returns to Germany due to ill health

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Carl Peters Sacked

Mar 13, 1896

The Chairman of the Social Democratic Party makes public the killings committed by Carl Peters in africa. This leads to an investigation, which in turn eventually results in him being dishonourably deprived of his commission for misuse of official power, losing all his pension benefits. He avoided further criminal prosecution by moving to London.

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Erskine Childers Cruises Germany

1897

Erskine Childers takes his yacht Vixen for a cruise along the Frisian Island, Norderney and the Baltic. He will use this experience when he writes The Riddle of the Sands

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Wilhelm II Plans to Seize Territory in China

Dec 1897

Kaiser Wilhelm II declared that he planed to seize territory in China in response to the killing of German Missionaries. In response all of the other great powers force the Chinese government to grant them concessions as well so as not to be left out.

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Von Mücke joins the Navy

1899

Hellmuth von Mücke joins the Kaiserliche Marine as a naval cadet

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Albert Marries Elisabeth

Oct 02, 1900

Albert marries in Munich. He is married to the Bavarian Duchess Elisabeth Gabrielle Valerie Marie.

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SMS Frauenlob is Launched

Mar 22, 1902

SMS Frauenlob is launched at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen

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SMS Frauenlob is Commissioned

Feb 17, 1903

SMS Frauenlob is commissioned

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Major Wissmann Dies

Jun 15, 1903

Major Wissmann dies in a hunting accident

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Von Mücke is Promoted to Lieutenant

Sep 1903

Hellmuth von Mücke is promoted to Leutnant zur See, the German equivalent of a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. He is then posted to the light cruiser SMS Nymphe

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Scheer is Promoted

1905

Scheer is promoted to Kapitän zur See

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Von Spee is Promoted to Captain

Jan 27, 1905

von Spee is promoted to Kapitän zur See (Captain at Sea) and given command of SMS Wittelsbach. The Royal Navy equivalent fo this rank is Captain

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Scheer is Given SMS Elsass

1907

Kapitän Scheer is given command of the battleship SMS Elsass

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Von Mücke is Appointed to the Torpedo Boats

1907

Hellmuth von Mücke is appointed as the first officer of the 3rd Torpedo Boat Reserve Half-Flotilla

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SMS Stettin is Launched

Mar 07, 1907

SMS Stettin is launched by the AG Vulcan in Settin

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SMS Dresden is Launched

Oct 05, 1907

The light cruiser SMS Dresden is launched in Hamburg

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SMS Stettin is Commissioned

Oct 29, 1907

SMS Stettin is commissioned into the German High Seas Fleet

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SMS Blücher is Launched

Apr 11, 1908

SMS Blücher is launched from the imperial shipyard at Kiel

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SMS Emden is Launched

May 26, 1908

SMS Emden is launched from the Imperial Dockyard in Danzig

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SMS Von Der Tann is Launched

Mar 20, 1909

SMS Von der Tann is launched from the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg

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SMS Blücher is Commissioned

Oct 01, 1909

SMS Blücher is commissioned into the High Seas Fleet

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Scheer Made Chief of Staff of the High Seas Fleet

Dec 01, 1909

Scheer is recommended for promotion. He becomes the chief of staff to Admiral Holtzendorff, the commanding officer of the High Seas Fleet, under whom he had served on the cruiser SMS Prinzess Wilhelm.

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Von Spee is Promoted to Rear-Admiral

1910

von Spee is promoted to Rear-Admiral and appointed to the Scouting Forces of the High Seas Fleet

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SMS Emden Leaves Kiel

Apr 12, 1910

SMS Emden leaves Kiel for Asia

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SMS Von Der Tann is Commissioned

Sep 01, 1910

SMS Von der Tann is commissioned into the High Seas Fleet

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SS Aenne Rickmers is Launched

1911

SS Aenne Rickmers is launched in Bremerhaven

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SMS Seydlitz is Launched

Mar 30, 1912

SMS Seydlitz is launched from the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg

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SMS Strassburg is Launched

Oct 09, 1912

SMS Strassburg is launched from the Imperial shipyard at Wilhelmshaven

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Scheer Returns to Sea

Jan 1913

Scheer returns to sea command, as the commander for the six battleships of the II Battle Squadron of the High Seas Fleet.

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SMS König is Launched

Mar 01, 1913

SMS König is launched from the Imperial shipyard at Wilhelmshaven

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SMS Seydlitz is Commissioned

May 22, 1913

SMS Seydlitz is commissioned into the German High Seas Fleet

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