Hermann Balck

1893 - 1982

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Georg Otto Hermann Balck (7 December 1893 – 29 November 1982) was a highly decorated officer of the German Army who served in both World War I and World War II, rising to the rank of General der Panzertruppe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Balck has received more than 341,964 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Balck is the 381st most popular military personnel (up from 388th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Poland (up from 204th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Hermann Balck was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He is most famous for his command of the 6th Panzer Army during the Battle of Normandy.

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Among military personnels, Hermann Balck ranks 381 out of 1,466Before him are Omar Pasha, Maximilian von Spee, Yonatan Netanyahu, Erich Kempka, Osman Nuri Pasha, and Alexander Samsonov. After him are Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Reinhard Scheer, Georg von Frundsberg, Zhang He, and Leopold Joseph von Daun.

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Among people born in 1893, Hermann Balck ranks 42Before him are Lili Boulanger, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Raymond Loewy, Allen Dulles, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, and Edward Adelbert Doisy. After him are Qazi Muhammad, Miroslav Krleža, Walter Baade, Mae West, Walter Christaller, and Ernst Toller. Among people deceased in 1982, Hermann Balck ranks 49Before him are Varlam Shalamov, Władysław Gomułka, Thelonious Monk, Hugo Theorell, Gershom Scholem, and Meša Selimović. After him are Vladimir K. Zworykin, Takashi Shimura, Colin Chapman, Marty Feldman, Sobhuza II, and Mario Del Monaco.

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Among people born in Poland, Hermann Balck ranks 185 out of 1,231Before him are Günter Blobel (1936), Reinhard Selten (1930), Cymburgis of Masovia (1394), Hanna Schygulla (1943), Clara Immerwahr (1870), and Carl Wernicke (1848). After him are Ida Haendel (1928), Mordechai Anielewicz (1919), Witold Lutosławski (1913), Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676), Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), and Emil Ludwig (1881).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Hermann Balck ranks 23Before him are Rochus Misch (1917), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Otto Kretschmer (1912), Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), and Vasily Sokolovsky (1897). After him are Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), Otto von Below (1857), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), and Casimir Pulaski (1745).