Christoph Friedrich von Beneckendorff

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Christoph Friedrich von Beneckendorf as a cornet , oil painting from 1681.

Christoph Friedrich von Beneckendorff (* 1656 on Good Pammin in the Neumark, † 6. December 1721 ) was kurbrandenburger major general and the last still of Frederick I was appointed. Most recently he was in command of the Kolberg Fortress .

His parents were the heir to Pammin Hans Kaspar von Beneckendorff and his wife Erdmuth Lukretia von Beneckendorff from the Dekow family. His brother was Lieutenant General Kaspar Heinrich von Beneckendorff († 1729) from the Electoral Saxony .

During the Palatinate War of Succession in 1674, he served in Brandenburg, and in 1675 he took part in the Battle of Fehrbellin . In 1688 he was captain of the guard and on April 20, 1693 he was promoted to major. From 1690 to 1696 during the War of the Spanish Succession , he took part in the campaign on the Rhine and in the Netherlands. Then on December 29, 1696 he was appointed commander of Kolberg. On December 26, 1698 he was made Lieutenant Colonel of the Guard and on February 12, 1704 Colonel. On November 4, 1705 he was transferred to the Friedrichsburg Fortress near Danzig as commandant . On September 20, 1709 he was then appointed major general. On December 25th, 1715 he was transferred again to Kolberg as commandant. He died on December 6, 1721.


He married Dorothea Maria von Blankensee (* around 1675; † 1736) from the Schönwerder family. The couple had at least one daughter:

  • Charlotte Luise (1700–1724)


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