Fedor von Bock

1880 - 1945

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Moritz Albrecht Franz Friedrich Fedor von Bock (3 December 1880 – 4 May 1945) was a German Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) who served in the German Army during the Second World War. Bock served as the commander of Army Group North during the Invasion of Poland in 1939, commander of Army Group B during the Invasion of France in 1940, and later as the commander of Army Group Center during the attack on the Soviet Union in 1941; his final command was that of Army Group South in 1942. Bock commanded Operation Typhoon, the ultimately failed attempt to capture Moscow during the autumn and winter of 1941. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fedor von Bock has received more than 1,384,767 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Fedor von Bock is the 66th most popular military personnel (down from 57th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Poland (down from 20th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Fedor von Bock was a German Field Marshal who is most famous for his role in the invasion of France and the Soviet Union.

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Among military personnels, Fedor von Bock ranks 66 out of 2,058Before him are Miltiades, Seleucus I Nicator, Alfred Jodl, Otto Skorzeny, Ferdinand Foch, and Stanislav Petrov. After him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Germanicus, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Walter Model, and Erich Raeder.

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Among people born in 1880, Fedor von Bock ranks 6Before him are Helen Keller, Guillaume Apollinaire, Alfred Wegener, Douglas MacArthur, and Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. After him are Oswald Spengler, Robert Musil, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Marshall, Franz Marc, and André Derain. Among people deceased in 1945, Fedor von Bock ranks 10Before him are Anne Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann, and Béla Bartók. After him are Anton Webern, Ernst Cassirer, Walter Model, Subhas Chandra Bose, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Magda Goebbels.

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Among people born in Poland, Fedor von Bock ranks 25 out of 1,694Before him are Władysław Szpilman (1911), Wernher von Braun (1912), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Janusz Korczak (1878), and Lech Kaczyński (1949). After him are Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Eric of Pomerania (1381), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Ernst Cassirer (1874), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), and Zygmunt Bauman (1925).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Fedor von Bock ranks 3Before him are Manfred von Richthofen (1892), and Erich Ludendorff (1865). After him are Günther von Kluge (1882), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), and Władysław Sikorski (1881).