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  1. Hel·muth Karl [hel-moot kahrl] /ˈhɛl mut kɑrl/, 1800–91, Prussian field marshal: chief of staff 1858–88.
  2. his nephewHelmuth Jo·han·nes [yoh-hah-nuh s] /yoʊˈhɑ nəs/, Count von,1848–1916, German general: chief of staff 1906–14.
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Examples from the Web for moltke

Historical Examples

  • Meantime he went out and was closeted again with Moltke and His Majesty.

    Blood and Iron

    John Hubert Greusel

  • Only that grim trio, Bismarck, Moltke and Roon, knew the contrary.

  • I felt as Moltke must have felt when he closed the circle at Sedan.


    Ian Hay

  • It says with Moltke: "Eternal peace is only a dream, and not even a beautiful dream!"

  • Moltke named one man after another and the Emperor shook his head.

British Dictionary definitions for moltke


  1. Count Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von (ˈhɛlmuːt joˈhanəs ˈluːtvɪç fɔn). 1848–1916, German general; chief of the German general staff (1906–14)
  2. his uncle Count Helmuth Karl Bernhard von (ˈhɛlmuːt karl ˈbɛrnhart fɔn). 1800–91, German field marshal; chief of the Prussian general staff (1858–88)
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