Hans von Monbart

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Hans Alexander Konstantin von Monbart (born September 18, 1838 in Benrath , † April 20, 1898 in Düsseldorf ) was a Prussian lieutenant general .



Hans came from the Prussian noble family von Monbart and was a descendant of the Oberzoll- u. Akziserates Ludwig von Monbart, who came to Danzig from France and received the Prussian nobility recognition. He was the son of Julius von Monbart (1806–1880) and his wife Wilhelmina Louise, née Schaumburg (1806–1839). His father was Colonel z. D. and finally commander of the 4th Uhlan Regiment in Thorn .

Military career

After graduating from high school, Monbart joined the 16th Infantry Regiment of the Prussian Army in Minden as a three-year-old volunteer on October 1, 1855 . He was promoted to Portepeefähnrich on June 21, 1856 after his battalion had meanwhile been transferred to Düsseldorf. After the garrison had been relocated to Cologne , he was promoted to secondary lieutenant on September 19, 1857 . From June 19 to August 28, 1859 and from October 15 to January 20, 1860 he was at the III. Battalion of the 4th Guards Landwehr Regiment detached in Düsseldorf.

Through an AKO on May 5, 1860, the regiment's three Landwehr main battalions - Soest , Iserlohn and Meschede - as well as a heavy levy from the three regimental battalions formed the 16th combined infantry regiment. Monbart was transferred to this regiment on July 1st. Another AKO on July 4, 1860 changed the name of the regiment to 7th Westphalian Infantry Regiment No. 56 . In the year in which the regiment's garrisons were relocated to Cologne, he was promoted to prime lieutenant. As a company commander, he was assigned to the Landwehr training battalion in Meschede from June 1 to 16, 1864. From October 1, 1864 to April 1, 1865 he was posted to the military gymnasium in Berlin. In the German War he took part in the battle of Königgrätz and the battle of Münchengrätz as part of his regiment fighting in the Elbarmee . With his promotion to captain on February 10, 1870 he was appointed company commander . During the war against France from August 19 to 26 and August 31 to October 27, 1870, Monbart took part in the enclosure of Metz , the observation of Diedenhofen , the battles at Vionville-Mars-la-Tour , Gravelotte-St. Private , Beaune-la-Rolande and Le Mans , as well as the battles at Les Grandes-Tapes of the church of Woippy , Ladon , Vendôme , Montoire , La Chartre-sur-le-Loir , Chahaignes , Brives and Laval . In the Battle of Vionville-Mars-la-Tour he was wounded by a shot in the left hand , grazing in the left forearm and a contusion of the right foot by a shrapnel . He was wounded again by a shot through the right shoulder in the Battle of Beaune-la-Rolande. He also acted from January 9 to 19, 1871 as leader of the 1st battalion of his regiment.

With his promotion Monbart was transferred to the infantry regiment "Prince Friedrich of the Netherlands" (2nd Westphalian) No. 15 to Minden on February 14, 1880 as a surplus major . In this he was appointed major on December 15, 1881 and on May 10, 1884 to the battalion commander. He was transferred to Hamburg to the 2nd Hanseatic Regiment No. 76 with his promotion to lieutenant colonel on May 14, 1887 and was appointed here to the regular staff officer. On November 19, 1889 Monbart was promoted to colonel and appointed commander of the 3rd Lower Silesian Infantry Regiment No. 50 , which was stationed in Rawitsch and Lissa . Under position à la suite of the 1st Baden Leib Grenadier Regiment No. 109 , he was sent to Württemberg on January 8, 1890 to take over command of the Grenadier Regiment "King Karl" (5th Württembergisches) No. 123 in Ulm . Promoted to major general, Monbart was transferred to the army officers à la suite on January 27, 1893 and two days later appointed commander of the 54th Infantry Brigade , which was also stationed in Ulm .

In approval of his resignation letter, Monbart was put up for disposition on March 30, 1895 and was given the character of Lieutenant General with the statutory pension . He spent his twilight years in Düsseldorf.


Monbart married Dorothea von Vietsch (1857-1917) on May 2, 1876 in Düsseldorf. The later district president in Kassel Konrad von Monbart emerged from the marriage.


  • From a serious time. Memories from the campaign of 1870-71. 1896.




Individual evidence

  1. His name was also spelled Montbart.
  2. File of the University of Cologne, 56. Konrad v. Monbart
  3. a b Gothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch der Briefadeligen houses. Justus Perthes, Gotha 1909, p. 531f.
  4. ^ War Ministry Württemberg (ed.): Military manual of the Kingdom of Württemberg. Large edition as of May 6, 1913, printer of the Royal Ministry of War, Stuttgart 1913.
  5. a b c d e f Harry von Rège: Officer list of the infantry regiment No. 76. Mauke, Hamburg 1902, p. 167.