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 324,218 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Maximilian von Weichs is the 220th most popular military personnel (down from 166th in 2019), the 508th most popular biography from Germany (down from 409th in 2019) and the 51st 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 220 out of 1,466Before him are Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Sejanus, Kurt Student, Erhard Milch, Otto Liman von Sanders, and Friedrich Olbricht. After him are Alfred von Tirpitz, Craterus, Zhang Liao, Bai Qi, Pausanias, and Franz Stangl.

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Among people born in 1881, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 27Before him are Georg von Küchler, Clinton Davisson, Alexei Rykov, Hermann Staudinger, Alcide De Gasperi, and George Enescu. After him are Hans Fischer, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Irving Langmuir, François Darlan, Guccio Gucci, and Natalia Goncharova. Among people deceased in 1954, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 17Before him are Machine Gun Kelly, Andrey Vyshinsky, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Getúlio Vargas, Dziga Vertov, and Alcide De Gasperi. After him are The French Angel, Otto Diels, Jacinto Benavente, Auguste Perret, Hannes Meyer, and Charles Ives.

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Among people born in Germany, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 508 out of 5,289Before him are Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), Erhard Milch (1892), Rabanus Maurus (780), Friedrich Mohs (1773), Hans Baldung (1484), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888). After him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), Moritz Schlick (1882), Bruno Bauer (1809), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), and Ernst Udet (1896).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Maximilian von Weichs ranks 51Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Otto Carius (1922), Erhard Milch (1892), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888). After him are Hans von Seeckt (1866), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Werner Mölders (1913), Otto Günsche (1917), and Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919).