Alfred von Tirpitz, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alfred von Tirpitz

German Admiral and Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office

Date of Birth: 19-Mar-1849

Place of Birth: Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 06-Mar-1930

Profession: politician, military officer

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Alfred von Tirpitz

  • Alfred Peter Friedrich von Tirpitz (19 March 1849 – 6 March 1930) was a German Grand Admiral, Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, the powerful administrative branch of the German Imperial Navy from 1897 until 1916.
  • Prussia never had a major navy, nor did the other German states before the German Empire was formed in 1871.
  • Tirpitz took the modest Imperial Navy and, starting in the 1890s, turned it into a world-class force that could threaten Britain's Royal Navy.
  • His navy, however, was not strong enough to confront the British successfully in the First World War; the one great engagement at sea, the Battle of Jutland, ended in a narrow German tactical victory but a strategic failure.
  • Tirpitz turned to submarine warfare, which antagonised the United States.
  • He was dismissed in 1916 and never regained power.

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