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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 627,009 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Walther Wenck is the 322nd most popular military personnel (down from 300th in 2019), the 754th most popular biography from Germany (down from 711th in 2019) and the 70th 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 322 out of 1,468Before him are Jacques MacDonald, Nearchus, Kirill Meretskov, Bahram Chobin, Charles François Dumouriez, and Roger de Flor. After him are Ivan Paskevich, Iwane Matsui, Sanada Yukimura, Hugo Sperrle, Shoichi Yokoi, and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim.

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Among people born in 1900, Walther Wenck ranks 39Before him are W. Edwards Deming, Karl Wolff, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Ragnar Granit, Choe Yong-gon, and Pak Hon-yong. After him are Maria of Yugoslavia, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Anna Seghers, Howard H. Aiken, Arno Breker, and Yves Tanguy. Among people deceased in 1982, Walther Wenck ranks 40Before him are Cevdet Sunay, John Belushi, Stanford Moore, Władysław Gomułka, Thelonious Monk, and Jiro Horikoshi. After him are Lee Strasberg, Peter Weiss, E. H. Carr, William Giauque, Varlam Shalamov, and Gershom Scholem.

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Among people born in Germany, Walther Wenck ranks 754 out of 6,142Before him are Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867), Frank Farian (1941), Heinrich Lübke (1894), Max Beckmann (1884), Anna Leopoldovna (1718), and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (1715). After him are Paul Blobel (1894), Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), Ernst Chain (1906), Maria of Yugoslavia (1900), Bettina von Arnim (1785), and Paul Breitner (1951).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walther Wenck ranks 70Before him are Karl Wolff (1900), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Arthur Nebe (1894), and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870). After him are Hugo Sperrle (1885), Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), Eduard Dietl (1890), Günther Prien (1908), and Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886).