Walther Wenck

1900 - 1982

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Walther Wenck (German: [ˈvaltɐ ˈvɛŋk]) (18 September 1900 – 1 May 1982) was the youngest General of the branch (General der Truppengattung) in the German Army and a staff officer during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Wenck has received more than 543,048 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Walther Wenck is the 300th most popular military personnel (up from 324th in 2019), the 711th most popular biography from Germany (up from 729th in 2019) and the 68th 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 300 out of 1,466Before him are Günther Prien, Alexander Yegorov, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Alexandre de Beauharnais, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, and Ivan Bagramyan. After him are Francisco de Miranda, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, and Alexander Löhr.

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Among people born in 1900, Walther Wenck ranks 38Before him are Richard Kuhn, Chiune Sugihara, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Gladwyn Jebb. After him are Edith Frank, Ragnar Granit, Pak Hon-yong, Howard H. Aiken, Anna Seghers, and Arno Breker. Among people deceased in 1982, Walther Wenck ranks 38Before him are John Belushi, Mikhail Suslov, Curd Jürgens, Cevdet Sunay, Lee Strasberg, and Ivan Bagramyan. After him are Peter Weiss, William Giauque, Walter Hallstein, Anna German, Varlam Shalamov, and Władysław Gomułka.

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Among people born in Germany, Walther Wenck ranks 711 out of 5,289Before him are Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801), Alfred Hugenberg (1865), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Fritz Perls (1893), George, King of Saxony (1832), and Margot Frank (1926). After him are Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Ottmar Hitzfeld (1949), Clemens Brentano (1778), Edith Frank (1900), Franz Stuck (1863), and Hans Sachs (1494).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walther Wenck ranks 68Before him are Arthur Nebe (1894), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Maurice de Saxe (1696), and Günther Prien (1908). After him are Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), Hugo Sperrle (1885), and Eduard Dietl (1890).