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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 1,322,879 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Fedor von Bock is the 55th most popular military personnel (up from 56th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Poland (up from 24th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 55 out of 1,468Before him are Miltiades, T. E. Lawrence, Alfred Jodl, Belisarius, Otto Skorzeny, and Bohdan Khmelnytsky. After him are Walter Model, Germanicus, Erich Ludendorff, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, and Erich Raeder.

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Among people born in 1880, Fedor von Bock ranks 5Before him are Helen Keller, Alfred Wegener, Douglas MacArthur, and Guillaume Apollinaire. After him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Oswald Spengler, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Robert Musil, George Marshall, Ludwig Beck, and Franz Marc. Among people deceased in 1945, Fedor von Bock ranks 11Before him are Heinrich Himmler, Eva Braun, Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, and Thomas Hunt Morgan. After him are Walter Model, Magda Goebbels, Anton Webern, Subhas Chandra Bose, Wilhelm Canaris, and Paul Valéry.

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Among people born in Poland, Fedor von Bock ranks 20 out of 1,454Before him are Wernher von Braun (1912), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Janusz Korczak (1878), and Stanisław Lem (1921). After him are Erich Ludendorff (1865), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Władysław Szpilman (1911), Zygmunt Bauman (1925), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), and Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Fedor von Bock ranks 2Before him are Manfred von Richthofen (1892). After him are Erich Ludendorff (1865), Günther von Kluge (1882), 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), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755).