I Corps (German Empire)

I Corps (German Empire)

The I Army Corps / I AK (German: I. Armee-Korps) was a corps level command of the Prussian and then the Imperial German Armies from the 19th Century to World War I.

It was established with headquarters in Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). Initially, the Corps catchment area comprised the entire Province of East Prussia, but from 1 October 1912 the southern part of the Province was transferred to the newly formed XX Corps District.

In peacetime, the Corps was assigned to the VIII Army Inspectorate, which became the 1st Army at the start of the First World War. The corps was still in existence at the end of the war, and was disbanded with the demobilisation of the German Army after World War I.

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I Corps (German Empire) - Commanders
... The I Corps had the following commanders during its existence From Rank Name 18 March 1814 General der Infanterie Friedrich Graf Bülow von Dennewitz 5 March 1816 General der Kavallerie Ludwig von Borstell 18 June 1825 Generalleutnant Karl August von Krafft 30 March 1832 Generalleutnant Oldwig von Natzmer 29 November 1839 General der Kavallerie Friedrich Graf von Wrangel 7 April 1842 General der Kavallerie Karl Friedrich Emil zu Dohna-Schlobitten 28 March 1854 General der Infanterie Franz Karl von Werder 29 January 1863 General der Infanterie Adolf von Bonin 30 October 1866 General der Infanterie Eduard Vogel von Falckenstein 4 August 1868 General der Kavallerie Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel 15 July 1873 General der Infanterie Albert Freiherr von Barnekow 5 June 1883 Generalleutnant Walther von Gottberg 1 June 1885 Generalleutnant Christian Ewald von Kleist 15 June 1889 General der Infanterie Paul Bronsart von Schellendorff 29 June 1891 General der Infanterie Hans Wilhelm von Werder 10 January 1895 General der Infanterie Karl Graf Finck von Finckenstein 27 January 1902 General der Infanterie Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz 11 September 1907 General der Infanterie Alexander von Kluck 1 October 1913 Generalleutnant Hermann von François 8 October 1914 Generalleutnant Robert Kosch 11 June 1915 General der Infanterie Johannes von Eben 5 June 1917 General der Infanterie Arnold von Winckler 25 February 1918 Generalleutnant Wilhelm Groener 28 March 1918 Generalleutnant Theodor Mengelbier 14 December 1918 General der Infanterie Johannes von Eben 25 February 1919 Generalleutnant Ludwig von Estorff. ...

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