1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Krobatin, Alexander, Freiherr von
KROBATIN, ALEXANDER, Freiherr von (1849- ), Austro-Hungarian field-marshal, was born at Olmütz in 1849. Krobatin was recognized as a sound technical expert in munitions; he did successful work as head of a department and as chief of a section in the War Ministry. From Dec. 1912 to April 1917 he was War Minister, and during the war supported the army in the field by bold and comprehensive measures. After his resignation from the Ministry of War he commanded the X. Army operating against Italy on the Carinthian and Tirolese fronts.