Leonhard von Hohenhausen
Leonhard Freiherr von Hohenhausen und Hochhaus (June 28, 1788 – March 25, 1872) was a Bavarian
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 military and Acting War Minister from March 1, 1847 to February 1, 1848. His last military rank was General der Kavallerie.


Von Hohenhausen was born in Dachau
Dachau is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. It is a major district town—a Große Kreisstadt—of the administrative region of Upper Bavaria, about 20 km north-west of Munich. It is now a popular residential area for people working in Munich with roughly 40,000 inhabitants...

 as son of Johann Nepomuk Freiherr von Hohenhausen aka "Peregrinus" and Maria Anna, née Freiin von Wittorf. His uncle was Major General Sylvius Maximilian Freiherr von Hohenhausen (born 1738).

Leonhard von Hohenhausen served in the Bavarian army
Bavarian army
The Bavarian Army was the army of the Electorate and then Kingdom of Bavaria. It existed from 1682 as the standing army of Bavaria until the merger of the military sovereignty of Bavaria into that of the German State in 1919...

 during the campaigns between 1805 and 1815
Napoleonic Wars
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. In 1839 he became Major General
Major General
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 and Brigadier
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. After acting as war minister under Ludwig I of Bavaria
Ludwig I of Bavaria
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 from 1847 to 1848 he was advanced to Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
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 and became division commander. In 1861 he became "Generalkapitän", the Hartschier
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s' commander, a former Bavarian life guards troop. In 1867 he was advanced to the rank of a General der Kavallerie. Von Hohenhausen was also Educator of crown prince Maximilian
Maximilian II of Bavaria
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Von Hohenhausen was married threetimes. With his first wife Magdalena, née Kleinknecht (1790-1846), he had one daughter, and with his second wife Anna, née Pol (1826-1862), he had five daughters and one son. With his third wife Wilhelmine, née Fischer-Rhomberg (1827-1883), he had no children.

On April 27, 1861 he was awarded with the honorary citizenship by the city of Augsburg
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. He was buried in the Old Southern Cemetery
Alter Südfriedhof
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 in Munich
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