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 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 925,466 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Fedor von Bock is the 56th most popular military personnel (down from 53rd in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Poland (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 4th 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 56 out of 1,466Before him are Miltiades, Erich Ludendorff, Lü Bu, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Otto Skorzeny, and Bernard Montgomery. After him are Walter Model, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Erich Raeder, Hamilcar Barca, Mikhail Kutuzov, and Günther von Kluge.

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Among people born in 1880, Fedor von Bock ranks 5Before him are Helen Keller, Guillaume Apollinaire, Douglas MacArthur, and Alfred Wegener. After him are Oswald Spengler, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Robert Musil, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Marshall, Franz Marc, and Ludwig Beck. Among people deceased in 1945, Fedor von Bock ranks 10Before him are Anne Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Béla Bartók, and Martin Bormann. After him are Walter Model, Anton Webern, Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Magda Goebbels.

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Among people born in Poland, Fedor von Bock ranks 24 out of 1,231Before him are Janusz Korczak (1878), Fritz Haber (1868), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Wernher von Braun (1912), Erich Ludendorff (1865), and Stanisław Lem (1921). After him are Marie Leszczyńska (1703), Zygmunt Bauman (1925), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), Günther von Kluge (1882), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), and Bronisław Malinowski (1884).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Fedor von Bock ranks 4Before him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), and Erich Ludendorff (1865). After him are Günther von Kluge (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Anton Denikin (1872), and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899).