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Mikael Ranelius




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Mar, 2009 5:00 am    Post subject: Teutonic commanders at Tannenberg 1410?         Reply with quote

Since I canít find any information on which senior commanders of the Teutonic order were present at the battle of Tannenberg 1410 (except for the Grand Master of course), I thought it might be a good idea to check if anyone here on MA is sitting on any information about the topic. I assume that at least the high command must be known, like the Ordensmarschal, treasurer/tressler, the draper/trapier etc along with some high-ranking komturs?
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Mar, 2009 6:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Germans had the best field leaders in the world - men tested in many battles with Lithuanians and Tartars. Ulrich von Jungingen as Grand Master, Frederick von Wallenrode as Grand Marshal, Kuno von Lichtenstein, one of the finest swordsmen of the century, as Grand Commander, and Albrecht von Schwarzenberg, a marshal serving as Commander of Supply.

Quote from: http://www.kresy.co.uk/grunwald.html
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Lukasz Papaj




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Mar, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Got slaughterer nevertheless ...

Jan Dlugosz (Ioannes Longinus ) account in English: http://www.deremilitari.org/RESOURCES/SOURCES/dlugosz.htm .

It is said that highest ranking Teutonic commander not present was Henryk (Heinrich?) von Plauen, komtur of Gniew , the next Order's Grand Master.

EDIT: you can extract some data from "Banderia Prutenorum" (the description of 51 banners captured in Grunwald battle by Alliance forces, written by same Dlugosz) primus secundus tertius quatrus quintus Attempt on translation here: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/de_to_bp.html (seems not finished though)
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