Taube, Erich von

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Taube, Erich von Gender: M
Erich Wilhelm Traugott Melchior Von Taube
born on 6 January 1849 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 15°45' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°28 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 19°21'

Erich von Taube (monument in Pleidelsheim)


German military figure who, along with his brother Axel, volunteered in the Franco-Prussian War, both brothers dying on their first day of combat. The only sons of Count Adolf von Taube, they had registered as volunteers and were mobilised with the Württemberg contingent at Paris. When the French tried to break the German siege ring around Paris, Erich was first mortally wounded in the Battle of Champigny, on 2 December 1870, at age 21. When Axel hurried to his brother and held him, a bullet hit him too. Axel, aged 19, died on the transport from the battlefield while Erich was brought to the hospital near La Lande. Prince Wilhelm von Württemberg, who also participated in the campaign, learned about the fate of his friend, Count Erich, who was one year younger. Shortly after the battle, he visited his seriously injured friend, who recognized and spoke to Prince Wilhelm in a weak voice. Prince Wilhelm visited his dying friend a second time a little later. He found him very weak, but still conscious. The hope of the parents hurrying from home to at least find their older son still alive was not fulfilled. They could only escort the bodies of both sons back to Stuttgart, where on 10 December 1870 their funeral was held.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



  • Death by War or Terrorism 2 December 1870 (Bullet wound, age 21)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism registry entry (1849, page 187, no. 20): "6. Jan. Morgs 3-4 Uhr" (6 January, between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning).


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Battle of Champigny)
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded