Facts about Anton Haus
Biography Summary: Anton Haus (1851 - 1917) was famous for being fleet commander during the first World War for the Austro-Hungarian Navy as well as the Navy’s Grand Admiral.
Not only was he promoted to the highest possible rank within the Austro-Hungarian navy, Grand Admiral, but Emperor Karl I awarded him the posthumous honour of Commander of the Military Order of Maria Theresa.
It would greatly be as a result of his strategic defense that saw the allied navy be as successful as it was especially after Italy went over to the Germans.
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Anton Haus Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1851 - 1917 *** Full Name: Anton Haus *** Occupation: Austrian Naval Officer *** Date of Birth: Anton Haus was born on June 13th 1851 *** Place of Birth: Anton Haus was born in Tolmein, Austrian Empire *** Family background, Early life and childhood: There is no information regarding his family other than that they were a Slovenian speaking family *** Education: Anton Haus received a normal education ***
Anton Haus Fact 1:
Anton Haus was born on June 13th
1851 and during the 19th century
period in history when slavery would
largely become abolished during this
century with salve revolts in
Britain, Haiti and France. In
particular in America the Civil War
of 1861 to 1864 saw the abolition of
slavery and in England the Slavery
Abolition Act saw the British Royal
Navy put an end to the global slave
Anton Haus Fact 7: In 1912 he was appointed as Fleet Inspector having succeeded from Rudolf Montecuccoli as Navy Commander and Chief of the Naval Section of the War Ministry in February 1913.
Anton Haus Fact 8: In 1914 he would become noticeably absent during the July Crisis possibly due to not being aware of the seriousness of the situation.
Anton Haus Fact 9: During the crown council he was represented by Karl Kailer Von Kaltenfels and he took part in decision making with regarding the action to be taken against Serbia.
Anton Haus Fact 10:
When war broke out, Haus was
appointed Fleet Commander and when
Italy joined the war he instructed a
battle fleet to bombard Ancona as
well as other Italian Adriatic ports
overnight on the May 23rd and 24th
Anton Haus Fact 13: By 1916 Haus would become the only remaining Austro-Hungarian naval officer on active duty to receive a promotion to Grand Admiral. Maximilian Njegovan his successor would also receive such an honor but he was on the retired list.
Anton Haus Fact 14: Anton Haus died on February 2nd 1917 in Pola of pneumonia aged sixty five years. His body was laid to rest at the naval military cemetery but later when Pula came under Italian sovereignty his remains would be transferred to Vienna.
Influence & Legacy: He would be the only naval officer in active service to his country that would be appointed as a Grand Admiral.
Important Events of the 19th century and during the life of Anton Haus include: Thousand in Australia looking for gold, the novel Moby Dick written by Herman Melville was published, the French take over Saigon in Vietnam and Jews are allowed to vote in Britain.
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