Fedor von Bock

1880 - 1945

Fedor von Bock

Moritz Albrecht Franz Friedrich Fedor von Bock (3 December 1880 – 4 May 1945) was a German Generalfeldmarschall 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 671,187 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 53rd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Fedor von Bock ranks 53 out of 1,194Before him are Germanicus, Erich Ludendorff, T. E. Lawrence, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Otto Skorzeny, and Joseph Radetzky von Radetz. After him are Erich Raeder, Miltiades, Alfred Dreyfus, Lü Bu, Walter Model, and Manfred von Richthofen.

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Among people born in 1880, Fedor von Bock ranks 6Before him are Helen Keller, Douglas MacArthur, Guillaume Apollinaire, Oswald Spengler, and Alfred Wegener. After him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Robert Musil, Franz Marc, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Marshall, and Ludwig Beck. Among people deceased in 1945, Fedor von Bock ranks 10Before him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann, and Béla Bartók. After him are Walter Model, Anton Webern, Magda Goebbels, George S. Patton, Wilhelm Canaris, and Vidkun Quisling.

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Among people born in Poland, Fedor von Bock ranks 22 out of 930Before him are Fritz Haber (1868), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Janusz Korczak (1878), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Erich Ludendorff (1865), and Zygmunt Bauman (1925). After him are Stanisław Lem (1921), Władysław Szpilman (1911), Irena Sendler (1910), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), and Max Born (1882).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Fedor von Bock ranks 3Before him are Heinz Guderian (1888) and Erich Ludendorff (1865). After him are Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Günther von Kluge (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Anton Denikin (1872), Kurt Student (1890), and Erwin von Witzleben (1881).

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