Walther Wenck

1900 - 1982

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Walther Wenck (German: [ˈvaltɐ ˈvɛŋk]) (18 September 1900 – 1 May 1982) was a German officer and industrialist. He was the youngest General of the branch (General der Truppengattung) in the German Army and a staff officer during World War II. At the end of the war, he commanded the German Twelfth Army that took part in the Battle of Berlin. Wenck left the military after surrendering to the Allies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Wenck has received more than 707,909 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Walther Wenck is the 316th most popular military personnel (up from 329th in 2019), the 728th most popular biography from Germany (up from 754th in 2019) and the 64th most popular German Military Personnel.

Walther Wenck was an SS officer who served in the German Army during World War II. He was a general in the Waffen-SS and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

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Among military personnels, Walther Wenck ranks 316 out of 2,058Before him are John J. Pershing, John Demjanjuk, Boris Shaposhnikov, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Benedict Arnold, and Hermann Balck. After him are Nikolai Yudenich, Georg von Frundsberg, Kurt Knispel, Thrasybulus, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, and Erich Priebke.

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Among people born in 1900, Walther Wenck ranks 36Before him are Choe Yong-gon, Arno Breker, Karl Wolff, Pak Hon-yong, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, and Chiune Sugihara. After him are Mahavatar Babaji, Ragnar Granit, Julien Green, Gladwyn Jebb, Anna Seghers, and W. Edwards Deming. Among people deceased in 1982, Walther Wenck ranks 42Before him are Hans Selye, Władysław Gomułka, Cevdet Sunay, Bachir Gemayel, Helen of Greece and Denmark, and Hermann Balck. After him are Lee Strasberg, Varlam Shalamov, Meša Selimović, Walter Hallstein, Peter Weiss, and Vladimir K. Zworykin.

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Among people born in Germany, Walther Wenck ranks 728 out of 7,253Before him are John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585), Anneliese Michel (1952), Albert Göring (1895), Hans von Bülow (1830), Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843), and Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865). After him are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (1715), Max Beckmann (1884), Johann Franz Encke (1791), Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826), Peter Parler (1330), and Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walther Wenck ranks 64Before him are Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Werner Mölders (1913), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), and Kurt Meyer (1910). After him are Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Erich Priebke (1913), Arthur Nebe (1894), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870).