August von Mackensen was born on December 6, 1849 in Haus Leipnitz, Province of Saxony, Kingdom of Prussia as Anton Ludwig August Mackensen. He was a writer, known for Totenkopfreiter (1917), Animated Weekly, No. 50 (1916) and Animated Weekly, No. 42 (1916). He died on November 8, 1945 in Habighorst [now Lower Saxony], Germany.