Kurt von Francois

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Kurt von Francois

Post by Peter H » 26 Oct 2005 01:53

Kurt von Francois(1852-1931),the first commander of the Schutztruppe in DSWA was the brother of Hermann von Francois of Tannenberg fame.

http://home.comcast.net/~jcviser/index. ... ncoisx.htm

Another brother Hugo von Francois also served with Kurt in DSWA.Died in 1904 during the uprising.

In 1901, von François mother, Marie took the family to German South-West Africa to follow her youngest son, Hugo von François who was a Hauptmann in the Colonial Army. The family was based in the region during the Herero Wars, which Hugo fought in. Von François other brother, Kurt von François, was a well known scientist and researcher specialising in Africa.

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Post by Reichskolonialamt » 26 Oct 2005 08:45

Curt von Francois is honered as founder of Winduk (Windhoek), now capital of the state Namibia, with a memorial:

http://www.namibia-facts.de/typo3temp/p ... 1832c4.jpg

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