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 general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany 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 200,945 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg is the 765th most popular military personnel (up from 778th in 2019), the 1,960th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,915th in 2019) and the 152nd most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 765 out of 1,466. Before him are Abu Bakr ibn Umar, George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, Karl-Adolf Hollidt, Artabazos I of Phrygia, Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, and François Étienne de Kellermann. After him are Stepa Stepanović, Minamoto no Yorimasa, Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin, Vladimir Gelfand, Aimable Pélissier, and Martin Gottfried Weiss.

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Among people born in 1886, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 82Before him are Nobutake Kondō, Ernst Robert Curtius, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., Frederic Bartlett, Firmin Lambot, and Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Olaf Stapledon, Sessue Hayakawa, Manuel Ponce, Gyula Gömbös, and Hans von Obstfelder. Among people deceased in 1974, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 62Before him are Franz Jonas, Marcel Achard, Vasily Shukshin, Jean Daniélou, Nick Drake, and Otto Braun. After him are Junio Valerio Borghese, Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Anne Sexton, Wolf Messing, Christine Chubbuck, and Werner Lorenz.

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Among people born in Germany, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 1,960 out of 5,289. Before him are Princess Helena of Nassau (1831), Johann von Staupitz (1465), Karl-Adolf Hollidt (1891), Marian Gold (1954), Johann Baptist von Spix (1781), and Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg (1759). After him are Max Morlock (1925), Wilhelm Worringer (1881), Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel (1811), Hans Schäfer (1927), Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen (1893), and Mesut Özil (1988).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg ranks 152Before him are Wilhelm Adam (1877), Karl Mauss (1898), Heinrich Eberbach (1895), George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven (1892), Karl-Adolf Hollidt (1891), and Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg (1759). After him are Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin (1891), Martin Gottfried Weiss (1905), Joachim Schepke (1912), Hermann Breith (1892), Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730), and Hans von Obstfelder (1886).