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Walter Model

1891 - 1945

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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 battles of 1941–1942 determined his future career path. 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 1,685,713 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Walter Model is the 56th most popular military personnel (up from 57th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from Germany (up from 162nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Military Personnel.

Walter's Model is most famous for its five stages of grief, which are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

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Among military personnels, Walter Model ranks 56 out of 1,468Before him are T. E. Lawrence, Alfred Jodl, Belisarius, Otto Skorzeny, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, and Fedor von Bock. After him are Germanicus, Erich Ludendorff, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Erich Raeder, and Mikhail Kutuzov.

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Among people born in 1891, Walter Model ranks 7Before him are Karl Dönitz, Erwin Rommel, Antonio Gramsci, Sergei Prokofiev, B. R. Ambedkar, and Mikhail Bulgakov. After him are James Chadwick, Max Ernst, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, Henry Miller, and Frederick Banting. Among people deceased in 1945, Walter Model ranks 12Before him are Eva Braun, Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Fedor von Bock. After him are Magda Goebbels, Anton Webern, Subhas Chandra Bose, Wilhelm Canaris, Paul Valéry, and Heinrich Müller.

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Among people born in Germany, Walter Model ranks 147 out of 6,142Before him are Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), Meister Eckhart (1260), Johann Christian Bach (1735), and Franz von Papen (1879). After him are Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), and Friedrich Ebert (1871).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walter Model ranks 13Before him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Ernst Röhm (1887), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Alfred Jodl (1890). After him are Erich Raeder (1876), Erich Hartmann (1922), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Michel Ney (1769), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), and Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876).