Helmuth von Pannwitz

1898 - 1947

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Helmuth von Pannwitz (14 October 1898 – 16 January 1947) was a German general who was a cavalry officer during the First and the Second World Wars. Later he became a Lieutenant General of the Wehrmacht, a SS-Obergruppenführer of the Waffen-SS, and Feldataman of the XV SS Cossack Cavalry Corps. In 1947 he was tried for war crimes under Ukase 43 by the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union, sentenced to death on 16 January 1947 and executed in Lefortovo Prison the same day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmuth von Pannwitz has received more than 167,851 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Helmuth von Pannwitz is the 691st most popular military personnel, the 360th most popular biography from Poland and the 36th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Helmuth von Pannwitz ranks 691 out of 1,466Before him are Fritz Witt, Peithon, Kurt Franz, Mikhail Skobelev, Seishirō Itagaki, and Sanada Masayuki. After him are Rudolf Schmidt, Pavel Sudoplatov, Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Osman Pazvantoğlu, Wolfgang Lüth, and Nikolai Ogarkov.

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Among people born in 1898, Helmuth von Pannwitz ranks 79Before him are Luigi Fagioli, Leo McCarey, Desanka Maksimović, Berenice Abbott, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Jean Borotra. After him are Matvei Zakharov, Jean Fautrier, Karl Mauss, Joseph Kessel, Shinichi Suzuki, and István Dobi. Among people deceased in 1947, Helmuth von Pannwitz ranks 67Before him are Wolfgang Borchert, Alfredo Casella, Hermine Reuss of Greiz, Archduchess Louise of Austria, Friedrich Paschen, and Victor Goldschmidt. After him are Charles Bally, Arthur Machen, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Bronisław Huberman, Fiorello H. La Guardia, and Constantin Sănătescu.

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Among people born in Poland, Helmuth von Pannwitz ranks 360 out of 1,231Before him are Johann Daniel Titius (1729), Hugo Steinhaus (1887), Józef Elsner (1769), Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954), Leszek the White (1186), and Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile (1140). After him are Eugen Goldstein (1860), Marcel Reich-Ranicki (1920), Ivan Vyhovsky (1608), Walerian Borowczyk (1923), Hans Karl von Diebitsch (1785), and Yehuda Ashlag (1886).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Helmuth von Pannwitz ranks 36Before him are Erich Fellgiebel (1886), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Rüdiger von der Goltz (1865), Walther Nehring (1892), Heinz Reinefarth (1903), and Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz (1893). After him are Hans Karl von Diebitsch (1785), Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff (1905), Hermann von Eichhorn (1848), Helmut Lent (1918), Friedrich Graf von Wrangel (1784), and Max Simon (1899).