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 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 435,727 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Maximilian von Weichs is the 191st most popular military personnel (up from 220th in 2019), the 454th most popular biography from Germany (up from 508th in 2019) and the 49th most popular 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 191 out of 1,468Before him are Wilhelm Burgdorf, Erhard Milch, Yue Fei, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Amr ibn al-As, and Mikhail Frunze. After him are Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Parmenion, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, and Gotthard Heinrici.

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Among people born in 1881, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 26Before him are Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Guccio Gucci, Ettore Bugatti, Georg von Küchler, Alcide De Gasperi, and Hans Fischer. After him are Irving Langmuir, Erwin von Witzleben, George Enescu, Natalia Goncharova, Hermann Staudinger, and Juan Ramón Jiménez. Among people deceased in 1954, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 14Before him are Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Princess Märtha of Sweden, André Derain, Getúlio Vargas, Alcide De Gasperi, and Wilhelm Furtwängler. After him are Dziga Vertov, Otto Diels, Andrey Vyshinsky, Machine Gun Kelly, The French Angel, and Jacinto Benavente.

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Among people born in Germany, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 454 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelm List (1880), Josef Kramer (1906), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Erhard Milch (1892), Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817). After him are Emile Berliner (1851), Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834), Fritz Todt (1891), Otto of Bavaria (1848), Franz Boas (1858), and Emil Nolde (1867).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 49Before him are Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Wilhelm List (1880), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), and Erhard Milch (1892). After him are Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Kurt Student (1890), Otto Carius (1922), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Otto Günsche (1917), and Henning von Tresckow (1901).