Austro-Hungarian Field Marshals 1848-1918

Notwithstanding His Majesty Kaiser Karl Josef and his successor in 1916, Kaiser Karl and various other royal heads of state so honoured, the Dual Monarchy promoted nine serving general officers to the rank of field marshal during the course of World War One. Besides the Kaiser, the most senior rank held by a serving officer prior to the outbreak of the war had been that of General der Infanterie/Kavallerie or Feldzeugmeister in the case of generals from the artillery branch. Included in the following article are biographical details and portraits of the nine individuals who earned the rank of Feldmarschall starting with Archduke Friedrich appointed in December 1914 to Archduke Josef appointed in October 1918. Of the nine, three were princely members of the royal household, the two Archdukes named above plus Archduke Eugen. Of the remaining six, some were descended surprisingly from much humbler forbears. 

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Erzherzog Friedrich 8 December 1914
Erzherzog Eugen 23 November 1916
Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf 25 November 1916
Hermann Freiherr Kövess von Kövessháza 5 August 1917
Alexander Freiherr von Krobatin 5 November 1917
Franz Freiherr Rohr von Denta 30 January 1918
Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli 31 January 1918
Svetozar Boroević von Bojna 1 February 1918
Erzherzog Josef 24 October 1918

Field Marshals appointed prior to World War One

Erzherzog Albrecht 04 April 1863



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