Joachim Lemelsen

1888 - 1954

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Joachim Lemelsen (28 September 1888 – 30 March 1954) was a German general during World War II who rose to army-level command. During Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, troops of the XLVII Motorized Corps under his command executed the criminal Commissar Order, prompting Lemelsen to complain: "Soon the Russians will get to hear about the countless corpses lying along the routes taken by our soldiers (...). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Lemelsen has received more than 77,000 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Joachim Lemelsen is the 1,107th most popular military personnel, the 2,857th most popular biography from Germany and the 212th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Joachim Lemelsen ranks 1,107 out of 1,466Before him are August Karl von Goeben, Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, Angelo Iachino, Walther Wever, Oku Yasukata, and Al-Muhallab ibn Abi Sufra. After him are Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud, Hamazasp Babadzhanian, Ignacio Allende, Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Gaius Sulpicius Gallus, and Theodore Roosevelt Jr..

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Among people born in 1888, Joachim Lemelsen ranks 116Before him are Pavel Peter Gojdič, Friedrich Wolf, Viktor Kingissepp, Lotte Lehmann, Árpád Szakasits, and Kan Kikuchi. After him are Francisco Canaro, Richard Kohn, José Félix Estigarribia, Josef Beran, Gustaf Molander, and Toyohiko Kagawa. Among people deceased in 1954, Joachim Lemelsen ranks 69Before him are Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, B. C. Forbes, Werner Bischof, Henri Laurens, Jacob Tullin Thams, and William Hoyt. After him are Mikhail Prishvin, Rudolf Beran, Émile Mâle, Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp, M. N. Roy, and Oswald de Andrade.

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Among people born in Germany, Joachim Lemelsen ranks 2,857 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Philipp Moritz (1756), Georg, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen (1892), Lothar Wolleh (1930), Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1758), Sophie, Princess of Albania (1885), and Fritz Fischer (1908). After him are Gisela Mauermayer (1913), Rudi Gutendorf (1926), Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1826), André Schürrle (1990), Manfred Winkelhock (1951), and Bernhard Kellermann (1879).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Joachim Lemelsen ranks 212Before him are Ernst-Günther Baade (1897), Ludwig von Reuter (1869), Prince Frederick of Württemberg (1808), Franz Bäke (1898), Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg (1615), and August Karl von Goeben (1816). After him are Johanna Wolf (1900), Pavle Jurišić Šturm (1848), Alexander von Linsingen (1850), Gustav-Adolf von Zangen (1892), Erich Marcks (1891), and Fritz Klingenberg (1912).