Benedek Benedec, Ludwig von#
b. Sopron; Hungary (then Oedenburg), July 14, 1804, d. Graz (Styria), April 27, 1881, general. Fought in Upper Italy and Hungary in 1848/49 distinguished himself in the Battle of Solferino (Commander of the Maria-Theresia-Order); 1860 chief of staff, supreme command in Veneto; 1872 master of ordnance; in the Austro-Prussian War commander of the Northern Regiment which was defeated by H. von Moltke in the decisive battle at Koeniggraetz (Battle of Sadowa, July 3, 1866) leading to his dismissal. Emperor Franz Josef I chose to dispense with a court-martial.
Literature#O. Regele, Feldzeugmeister B., 1960; OeBL.