Helmuth von Moltke the Younger

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Helmuth Johann Ludwig von Moltke (23 May 1848 – 18 June 1916), also known as Moltke the Younger, was a nephew of Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke and served as the Chief of the German General Staff from 1906 to 1914. The two are often differentiated as Moltke the Younger (the nephew) and Moltke the Elder (the uncle).[1]

Chronological events[edit]

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Primary source: Chronology of the War.[2]


  • 25 Oct - Illness is announced.
  • 10 Dec - Supersession is announced.


  1. "Helmuth von Moltke the Younger". Wikipedia: The free encyclopaedia. Accessed 28 January, 2018
  2. Events primarily sourced from, but not limited to: Lord Edward Gleichen (1918–1920). Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III. Constable & Company, London. (Copyright expired) Less frequently used sources are referenced separately.