The 2nd Cavalry Division (2. Kavallerie-Division) was a unit of the Reichswehr, the armed forces of Germany during the Weimar Republic.
It consisted of 6 cavalry regiments, the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th (Prussian) Cavalry Regiments and the 12th (Saxon) Cavalry Regiment.
Its commanders were:
Generalleutnant Otto von Preinitzer 1 June 1920 - 1 April 1922
General of the Infantry Ernst Hasse 1 April 1922 - 1 January 1925
General of the Cavalry Hugo von Kayser 1 January 1925 - 1 October 1926
Generalleutnant Richard von Graberg 1 October 1926 - 1 October 1928
General of the Infantry Gerd von Rundstedt 1 October 1928 - 1 February 1932
Generalmajor Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist 1 February 1932 - 21 May 1935It was subordinated to Gruppenkommando 1.4th Army (Wehrmacht)
The 4th Army (German: 4. Armee) was a field army of the Wehrmacht during World War II.Albrecht von Stosch
Albrecht von Stosch (20 April 1818 – 29 February 1896) was a German General of the Infantry and Admiral who served as first chief of the newly created Imperial German Navy from 1872 to 1883.Born in Koblenz, he was a cousin of Hans Stosch-Sarrasani, the founder of the circus called Sarrasani.
Stosch died in Rheingau. There is an island in Chile named after him, Isla Stosch.Alexander Drenteln
Alexander Romanovich Drenteln (Александр Романович Дрентельн) (1820-1888) was a Russian general.
He held the rank of General of the Infantry, and held the positions of:
Adjutant General of the H. I. M. Retinue,
Chief of Gendarmes,
and the last Executive Head of the Third Section of His Imperial Majesty's Chancellery (1878-1880).On March 25, 1879, he was the target of a failed assassination attempt by Russian nihilists.Alexander Imeretinsky
Alexander Konstantinovich Bagration-Imeretinsky (Georgian: ალექსანდრე კონსტანტინეს ძე ბაგრატიონ-იმერეტინსკი (Aleksandre konstantines dze bagration-imeretinski), Russian: Алекса́ндр Константи́нович Имере́тинский, Polish: Aleksandr Imeretyński) (24 September 1837 - 17 November 1900) was a Georgian royal prince (batonishvili) and a General of the Russian Imperial Army. A hero of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, he served as Governor-General of Warsaw in Poland, where he was known for his liberal policies that ultimately led to his replacement by the Russian authorities.General of the Artillery (Germany)
General der Artillerie (en: General of the artillery) may mean:
1. A rank of three-star general, comparable to modern armed forces OF-8 grade, in the Imperial Army, Reichswehr or Wehrmacht - the second-highest regular rank below Generaloberst. Cavalry officers of equivalent rank were called general of the cavalry, and infantry officers of equivalent rank general of the infantry. The Wehrmacht also had General der Panzertruppen (tank troops), General der Gebirgstruppen (mountain troops), General der Pioniere (engineers), General der Fallschirmtruppen (parachute troops), General der Nachrichtentruppen (communications troops). Today in the Bundeswehr, the rank of lieutenant general corresponds to the traditional rank of general of the artillery. There was no equivalent rank in the army of East Germany, where it was merged into that of Generaloberst.
2. in the Bundeswehr, the position of an artillery officer responsible for certain questions of troop training and equipment, usually with the rank of Brigadegenerals. The position of general of the artillery is connected with that of commander of the artillery school. Corresponding service positions also exist for other branches of the army. Since in this usage it refers to a position not a rank, an Oberst is sometimes "General of" his respective type of troops. The form of address is usually Herr General and/or Herr Oberst ; the form of address Herr General der Artillerie is unorthodox, since it does not refer to a rank.General of the Infantry (Germany)
General of the Infantry (German: General der Infanterie; short: General d. Inf.) is a former rank of German Ground forces (de: Heer). Present it is an appointment or position to an OF-6 rank officer, responsible for particular affairs of training and equipment of the Bundeswehr infantry.General of the Infantry (Imperial Russia)
General of the Infantry (Russian: генера́л от инфанте́рии) was an Imperial Russian Army military rank. It served as the rank below General-feldmarschal (Russian: генерал-фельдмаршал), and was the highest rank one could achieve in the infantry from 1796 to 1917.General of the branch
A "general of the branch" or "general of the branch of service" is a rank equivalent to a three-star lieutenant general or four-star general. Several nations divide, or have once divided, their general officers by the branch of troops they are qualified to command, or simply as an honorific title.Grigol Orbeliani
Prince Grigol Orbeliani or Jambakur-Orbeliani (Georgian: გრიგოლ ორბელიანი; ჯამბაკურ-ორბელიანი) (October 2, 1804 – March 21, 1883) was a Georgian Romanticist poet and general in Imperial Russian service. One of the most colorful figures in the 19th-century Georgian culture, Orbeliani is noted for his patriotic poetry, lamenting Georgia's lost past and independent monarchy. At the same time, he spent decades in the Russian military service, rising through ranks to highest positions in the imperial administration in the Caucasus.Gustav von Rauch
Gustav von Rauch (1 April 1774, in Braunschweig – 2 April 1841, in Berlin) was a Prussian general of the infantry and Minister of War from 1837 to 1841. As a close collaborator of General Gerhard von Scharnhorst, he belonged to the circle of Prussian army reformers. He was associated with the reform of the military education system, the further development of the Prussian fortifications and the reorganization of the engineering and pioneering systems. Rauch furthered the development of the Prussian Navy and had the first medical companies set up in the Prussian army. He was chief of staff from 1812–1813 and Inspector General of all fortresses and Chief of the Corps of Engineers from 1814–1837. He became the 16th honorary citizen of Berlin. His daughter Rosalie Gräfin von Hohenau, née von Rauch, married Prince Albert of Prussia as second, morganatic, wife in 1850.Hans Schmidt (general of the Infantry)
Hans Schmidt (28 April 1877 – 5 June 1948) was a German general during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.Hans von Obstfelder
Hans von Obstfelder (6 September 1886 – 20 December 1976) was a German general (General of the Infantry) in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.Heinrich von Gossler
Heinrich Wilhelm Martin von Goßler (29 September 1841, in Weißenfels, Province of Saxony – 10 January 1927, in Berlin-Wilmersdorf) was a Prussian General of the Infantry and Minister of War. He was a Knight of Justice (Rechtsritter) of the Order of Saint John.Lifeguard Jaeger Regiment
His Majesty Lifeguard Jaeger Regiment (Russian: «Лейб-гвардии Егерский Его Величества полк»), short also Lifeguard Jaeger Regiment (or: LG Jaeger Regiment), was a Jaeger regiment of the Russian Imperial Guard from 1796 to 1917.Nicholas Annenkov
General Nicholas Nikolaievich Annenkov (Николай Николаевич Анненков) (December 1799 in Nizhny Novgorod – 25 November 1865 in St. Petersburg, Russia) was an influential Russian General of the Infantry, Governor-General of Kiev and Bessarabia, and member of the State Privy Council. He was the brother of prominent Russian poet, Varvara Annenkova.Order of Saint Alexander (Bulgaria)
The Order of St Alexander (Bulgarian: Орден "Свети Александър") was the second highest Bulgarian order during the Kingdom of Bulgaria. It was established by Knyaz Alexander I and named after his patron saint (Alexander Nevsky).Pavel Tsitsianov
Prince Pavel Dmitriyevich Tsitsianov (Russian: Павел Дмитриевич Цицианов), also known as Pavle Dimitris dze Tsitsishvili (Georgian: პავლე ციციშვილი; 19 September [O.S. 8 September] 1754—20 February [O.S. 8 February] 1806) was a Georgian nobleman and a prominent General of the Imperial Russian Army. Responsible for conquering large parts of Persia's Caucasus territories during the Russo-Persian War of 1804-1813, from 1802 to 1806 he also served as the Russian Commander-in-chief in the Caucasus.Walter von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt
Walter von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt (13 July 1887 – 9 May 1943) was a German general (General of the Infantry) during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt became ill in November 1942 and returned to Germany. He died in a hospital in Berlin.
Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt himself was a descendant of Danish-Holsteiner nobility.