Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg

1886 - 1974

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Leo Dietrich Franz Reichsfreiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg (2 March 1886 – 27 January 1974) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II, noted for his pioneering stance and expertise in the field of armoured warfare. He commanded the 5th Panzer Army (formalised as Panzer Group West) during the Invasion of Normandy, and later served as Inspector General of Armoured Troops. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg has received more than 336,422 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg is the 716th most popular military personnel (down from 713th in 2019), the 1,770th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,742nd in 2019) and the 134th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 716 out of 2,058Before him are James Bowie, Won Gyun, Mikhail Miloradovich, Peithon, Inés Suárez, and Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este. After him are Soemu Toyoda, Ivan Bohun, Yasuji Okamura, Giovanni Andrea Doria, Jules Brunet, and Sergey Akhromeyev.

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Among people born in 1886, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 69Before him are Werner Kempf, Hugh Lofting, Mary Wigman, Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, Nobutake Kondō, and Walter H. Schottky. After him are Joe Masseria, Frederic Bartlett, Taimur bin Feisal, Edward Bach, Ali Sami Yen, and Henry King. Among people deceased in 1974, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 56Before him are Pietro Germi, André Jolivet, Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Everaldo, Anatole Litvak, and Pavel Bermondt-Avalov. After him are James J. Braddock, Jean Absil, Vasily Shukshin, Otto Braun, Lajos Zilahy, and Junio Valerio Borghese.

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Among people born in Germany, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 1,770 out of 7,253Before him are Ferdinand Hiller (1811), Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (1719), Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg (1723), Franz Pfeffer von Salomon (1888), Jürgen Kohler (1965), and Max Joseph von Pettenkofer (1818). After him are Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808), Christoph Probst (1919), Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1722), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), Martin Walser (1927), and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1835).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 134Before him are August Hirt (1898), Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1721), Hans Langsdorff (1894), Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Wilhelm Schepmann (1894), and Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow (1755). After him are Herbert Kappler (1907), Oswald Boelcke (1891), Albert Leo Schlageter (1894), Friedrich Hossbach (1894), Walter Stennes (1895), and Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (1889).