Erich Ludendorff Biography
(General of German Army (1916-18))
Birthday: April 9, 1865 (Aries)
Born In: Kruszewnia, Poland
Erich Ludendorff was a well-known German General who was in charge of Germany’s military policies as well as strategies during the latter years of the First World War. He became prominent after the German victories at Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes. Ludendorff was responsible for destroying the Russian Army on the Eastern Front as well. Born in Kruszewnia in the Prussian Empire, he was commissioned into the infantry at the age of eighteen. His hard working nature earned him a good reputation and within a few years he reached the rank of lieutenant. He was eventually appointed in the General Staff. He became known for his hard-line militaristic views. War, according to him, was an acceptable way of diplomacy and also a way through which a nation could assert its power. Later, he also got involved with the Nazi Party. Throughout his military career, he had received several honors such as the ‘1st Class Military Merit Cross’, as well as the ‘Cross for Merit in War’. Along with his second wife Mathilde, he had also published books as well as essays with the motive to prove that the world’s problems were mostly due to Christianity, as well as Jewish and Masonic conspiracy.