Maximilian von Laffert
|A.K.A.||Laffert Maximilian, Maximilian Laffert|
|Birth||10 May 1855, Lindau, Germany|
|Death||20 July 1917, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (aged 62 years)|
Maximilian August Hermann Julius von Laffert (10 May 1855 in Lindau – 20 July 1917 in Frankfurt am Main) was a Saxon officer, later General of Cavalry during World War I. He was a recipient of the Pour le Mérite. Maximilian von Laffert suffered a heart attack while commanding his troops in France and died later in Frankfurt on 20 July 1917. He is interred at the Nordfriedhof in Dresden.
Iron Cross of 1914, 1st and 2nd class Pour le Mérite (1 September 1916) Order of the Crown, 4th class (Prussia) Commander 2nd class of the Military Order of St. Henry (31 July 1916); previously awarded the Knight's Cross on 9 September 1914 Order of the Red Eagle, 4th class Commander of the House Order of the White Falcon Commander 1st class of the Albert Order Commander 2nd class of the Saxe-Ernestine House Order Commander, 1st Class of the Civil Order of Saxony Service Award (Saxony) Military Merit Order, 2nd class with star (Bavaria) Commander, 1st Class of the Order of Henry the Lion (Brunswick) Knight's Cross, 1st Class of the Friedrich Order (Württemberg)