1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Armin, Friedrich Sixt von

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1922 Encyclopædia Britannica
Armin, Friedrich Sixt von

ARMIN, FRIEDRICH SIXT VON (1851-), German general, was born at Wetzlar Nov. 27 1851. He took part in the war of 1870-1 and was severely wounded at St. Privat. After having occupied different positions on the General Staff, he was appointed in 1903 Director of the General Department of War in the Prussian War Ministry, and in 1911 General-in-Command of the IV. Army Corps at Magdeburg. During the World War he led his corps as a part of the First and of the Sixth Army; he was appointed in 1917 Chief-in-Command of the Fourth Army in Flanders, where he succeeded, in the spring offensive in 1918, in taking Armentières and the Kemmel Hill. At the close of the war he retired from the army.