Maximilian von Weichs

1881 - 1954

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Maximilian Maria Joseph Karl Gabriel Lamoral Reichsfreiherr von und zu Weichs an der Glon (12 November 1881 – 27 September 1954) was a German Generalfeldmarschall (Field marshal) in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. Born into an aristocratic family, Weichs joined the Bavarian cavalry in 1900 and fought in the First World War. At the outbreak of the Second World War he commanded the XIII Corps in the invasion of Poland. He later commanded the 2nd Army during the invasions of France, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. In August 1942 during Case Blue, the German offensive in southern Russia, he was appointed commander of Army Group B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximilian von Weichs has received more than 588,824 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Maximilian von Weichs is the 200th most popular military personnel (down from 197th in 2019), the 500th most popular biography from Germany (down from 454th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular German Military Personnel.

Maximilian von Weichs is most famous for being the commander of the German 6th Army during the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Among military personnels, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 200 out of 2,058Before him are Giovanni Giustiniani, Syagrius, Date Masamune, Dietrich von Choltitz, Aleksei Brusilov, and Bai Qi. After him are Andrey Vlasov, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, Oskar Dirlewanger, Sun Jian, Henning von Tresckow, and Lavr Kornilov.

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Among people born in 1881, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 31Before him are Ettore Bugatti, Hans Fischer, Georg von Küchler, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Irving Langmuir, and Hermann Staudinger. After him are George Enescu, Władysław Sikorski, François Darlan, Walter Rudolf Hess, Erwin von Witzleben, and Ivan Ribar. Among people deceased in 1954, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 17Before him are Alcide De Gasperi, André Derain, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Otto Diels, Wilhelm Furtwängler, and Dziga Vertov. After him are Andrey Vyshinsky, Jacinto Benavente, Léon Jouhaux, Lucien Tesnière, The French Angel, and Clemens Krauss.

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Among people born in Germany, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 500 out of 7,253Before him are Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Pope Victor II (1018), Fritz Todt (1891), Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1879), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), and Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515). After him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), and Erwin Panofsky (1892).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 43Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Georg von Küchler (1881), Hans Krebs (1898), Ernst Busch (1885), and Dietrich von Choltitz (1894). After him are Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Erhard Milch (1892), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), and Wilhelm List (1880).