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Alfred Jansa

Alfred Jansa Austrian soldier

Austrian soldier
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Intro Austrian soldier
A.K.A. Alfred Jansa von Tannenau
Countries Austria
Occupations Military officer
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 16 July 1884 (Ivano-Frankivsk)
Death 20 December 1963 (Vienna)
Star sign CancerCancer
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Biography

Feldmarschalleutnant Alfred Johann Theophil Jansa von Tannenau, (July 16, 1884 in Stanislawow – December 20, 1963 in Vienna) was an Austrian Army Officer.

During World War I he held different positions on the Serbian, Italian and Russian fronts, to include being Austrian liaison officer to the Bulgarian Army (1915–1916).

In 1930 he was the Commander of the Niederösterreich Brigade, until 1933, when he was appointed the Austrian Military attaché in Berlin. Afterwards he was made Chief of Staff of the Austrian Army in 1936.

Prior to the Anschluss Jansa and his staff had developed a scenario for Austria's defence against a German attack. Chancellor of Austria Schuschnigg was under considerable pressure from Germany, to include the demand to remove Jansa from his office. The Berchtesgaden agreement (February 12, 1938) stipulated in paragraph 8, that Jansa should be replaced with Franz Böhme. Jansa retired from the army on February 17, 1938.

His father, Emanuel Jansa, was an Oberst in the Austro-Hungarian Army; his mother was Anna von Meyer. He married Judith Reviczky von Revisnye, on April 8, 1919.

Decorations and awards

  • Gallipoli Star ("Iron Crescent", Ottoman Empire)
  • Iron Cross (1914), 1st class
  • Military Merit Order, 3rd class with war decoration and swords (Bavaria)
  • Decoration for Services to the Red Cross
  • Bronze Military Merit Medal on the red band
  • Bronze and Silver Military Merit Medal (Austria-Hungary)
  • Military Merit Cross, 3rd class with War Decoration (Austria-Hungary)
  • Order of the Iron Crown, 3rd class with war decoration and swords
  • Grand Silver Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria
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http://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb16570990k
http://isni.org/isni/0000000019033989
http://www.diemorgengab.at/fmljansa/aljamem00.htm
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb16570990k
https://d-nb.info/gnd/124446736
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2011070774
https://viaf.org/viaf/40312236
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q89529
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/40312236
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