Walter Model

1891 - 1945

Walter Model

Otto Moritz Walter Model (IPA: [ˈmoːdəl]; 24 January 1891 – 21 April 1945) was a German field marshal during World War II. Although he was a hard-driving, aggressive panzer commander early in the war, Model became best known as a practitioner of defensive warfare. His relative success as commander of the Ninth Army in the retreats of 1941–1942 determined his future career path. He has been called the Third Reich's best defensive tactical commander.Model first came to Hitler's attention before World War II, but their relationship did not become especially close until 1942. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Model has received more than 1,027,079 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 58th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Walter Model ranks 58 out of 1,194Before him are Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Fedor von Bock, Erich Raeder, Miltiades, Alfred Dreyfus, and Lü Bu. After him are Manfred von Richthofen, Bernard Montgomery, Hamilcar Barca, Michel Ney, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, and Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan.

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Among people born in 1891, Walter Model ranks 8Before him are Antonio Gramsci, Sergei Prokofiev, Karl Dönitz, Mikhail Bulgakov, Max Ernst, and James Chadwick. After him are Henry Miller, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, B. R. Ambedkar, Pär Lagerkvist, and Otto Dix. Among people deceased in 1945, Walter Model ranks 11Before him are Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, and Fedor von Bock. After him are Anton Webern, Magda Goebbels, George S. Patton, Wilhelm Canaris, Vidkun Quisling, and Thomas Hunt Morgan.

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Among people born in Belarus, Walter Model ranks 5 out of 218Before him are Marc Chagall (1887), Shimon Peres (1923), Lev Vygotsky (1896), and Menachem Begin (1913). After him are Andrei Gromyko (1909), Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746), Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877), Chaim Weizmann (1874), Mark Rothko (1903), Yitzhak Shamir (1915), and Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732).


Among military personnels born in Belarus, Walter Model ranks 1After him are Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746), Bronislav Kaminski (1899), Aleksei Antonov (1896), Ivan Yakubovsky (1912), Fyodor Kuznetsov (1898), Erwin Jaenecke (1890), and Sergey Gritsevets (1909).

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