30 Jun Fedor Rosentreter
Major General Fedor Rosentreter
[Gramps ID I2799]
Prussian Major General Fedor Rosentreter was born on June 13, 1842 in Tilsit, Prussia (now Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia) and died March 16, 1919 in Blankenburg, Prussia (now Blankenburg (Harz), Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) .
He studied law in Berlin, Heidelberg, Bonn and Berlin. In Heidelberg he was a member of the Corps Vandalia.
In 1863 he started his officer’s career in the 2nd Uhlan Regiment of the Prussian Army in Racibórz.
In 1864 he became a Second Lieutenant , 1870/71 Ordnance Officer of the Brigade of Colomb, Cavalry Division Graf Stollberg, 1879 Captain in the 2nd Uhlan Regiment, 1884 Adjutant to the 10th Division and with the General Command of the 5th Army Corps in Poznan, 1886 Major in the 2nd Pomeranian Uhlan Regiment No. 9 in Demmin, 1891 Lieutenant Colonel in the 6th Dragoon Regiment in Mainz and 1896 Commander of the 36th Cavalry Brigade in Gdansk.
In 1898 he was appointed Major General.
He was considered an opening theorist in chess. The system 4. d2-d4 in King Knight gambit bears his name as the Rosentreter Gambit.