Hans von Seeckt

1866 - 1936

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Johannes "Hans" Friedrich Leopold von Seeckt (22 April 1866 – 27 December 1936) was a German military officer who served as Chief of Staff to August von Mackensen and was a central figure in planning the victories Mackensen achieved for Germany in the east during the First World War. During the years of the Weimar Republic he was chief of staff for the Reichswehr from 1919 to 1920 and commander in chief of the German Army from 1920 until he resigned in October 1926. During this period he engaged in the reorganization of the army and laid the foundation for the doctrine, tactics, organization, and training of the German army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans von Seeckt has received more than 402,104 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Hans von Seeckt is the 227th most popular military personnel (up from 244th in 2019), the 535th most popular biography from Germany (up from 559th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular German Military Personnel.

Hans von seeckt was a German general and military theorist. He is most famous for his work in rebuilding the German army after World War I, and for his work in developing the blitzkrieg tactic.

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Among military personnels, Hans von Seeckt ranks 227 out of 1,466Before him are Alfred von Tirpitz, Craterus, Zhang Liao, Bai Qi, Pausanias, and Franz Stangl. After him are Han Xin, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Maxime Weygand, Karl-Otto Koch, and Wilhelm Mohnke.

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Among people born in 1866, Hans von Seeckt ranks 11Before him are H. G. Wells, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, Benedetto Croce, and Alfred Werner. After him are Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, Ferruccio Busoni, Anne Sullivan, Aleksandr Ulyanov, and Charles Nicolle. Among people deceased in 1936, Hans von Seeckt ranks 25Before him are Fuad I of Egypt, Ottorino Respighi, Buenaventura Durruti, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Moritz Schlick, and Róbert Bárány. After him are Karl Kraus, Premchand, Andrija Mohorovičić, Anne Sullivan, Karl Pearson, and Nikolai Ostrovsky.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans von Seeckt ranks 535 out of 5,289Before him are Adolf Windaus (1876), Adolf Galland (1912), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Georg Büchner (1813), Julia Drusilla (16), and Otto Strasser (1897). After him are Otto Rehhagel (1938), Kurt Schwitters (1887), Carl Ritter (1779), Klaus Mann (1906), Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), and Aby Warburg (1866).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hans von Seeckt ranks 52Before him are Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Otto Carius (1922), Erhard Milch (1892), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), and Maximilian von Weichs (1881). After him are Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Werner Mölders (1913), Otto Günsche (1917), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), and Henning von Tresckow (1901).