Dankl von Krasnik, Viktor ab 1917 Freiherr, 1918 Graf#
b. Udine (Italy), Sept. 18, 1854, d. Innsbruck (Tyrol), Jan. 8, 1941, important Austro-Hungarian General and army commander in World War I. In 1914 the 1st Austro-Hungarian Army under D.'s command defeated Russia's 4th Army at Krasnik (Poland); in 1915 Defence Commander for the Tyrol, in 1916 commander of the 11th Army in the South Tyrol offensive; in June 1916 relieved of his command, in 1918 became field marshal. After the war, served as patron of the construction of the monument at the outer gates to the Imperial Court in Vienna.
Literature#L. Pastor, General-Oberst v. D., 1916; Oesterreichische Wehrzeitung Nr. 37, 1934; OeBL; NDB.