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Walther von Brauchitsch

1881 - 1948

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Walther Heinrich Alfred Hermann von Brauchitsch (4 October 1881 – 18 October 1948) was a German field marshal and the Commander-in-Chief (Oberbefehlshaber) of the German Army during World War II. Born into an aristocratic military family, he entered army service in 1901. During World War I, he served with distinction on the corps-level and division-level staff on the Western Front. After the 1933 Nazi seizure of power, Brauchitsch was put in charge of Wehrkreis I, the East Prussian military district. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther von Brauchitsch has received more than 1,202,355 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Walther von Brauchitsch is the 123rd most popular military personnel (down from 90th in 2019), the 310th most popular biography from Germany (down from 239th in 2019) and the 29th most popular German Military Personnel.

Walther von Brauchitsch was a German field marshal and commander-in-chief of the army. He is most famous for his role in the Battle of France in 1940.

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Among military personnels, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 123 out of 1,468Before him are Ludwig Beck, Nero Claudius Drusus, George S. Patton, Michael Wittmann, Bohemond I of Antioch, and Louis-Nicolas Davout. After him are Zhao Yun, Michiel de Ruyter, Werner von Blomberg, Perdiccas, Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, and Antipater.

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Among people born in 1881, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 17Before him are Hans Kelsen, Ludwig von Mises, Alexander Kerensky, Roger Martin du Gard, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, and Clinton Davisson. After him are Fernand Léger, Alexei Rykov, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Guccio Gucci, Ettore Bugatti, and Georg von Küchler. Among people deceased in 1948, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 11Before him are Hideki Tojo, Edvard Beneš, Franz Lehár, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Antonin Artaud, and Andrei Zhdanov. After him are Karl Brandt, Babe Ruth, Folke Bernadotte, Johannes Blaskowitz, Witold Pilecki, and Ruth Benedict.

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Among people born in Germany, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 310 out of 6,142Before him are Ernst Ruska (1906), Michael Wittmann (1914), Johannes Stark (1874), Paul Hindemith (1895), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710). After him are Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Konrad Zuse (1910), Pina Bausch (1940), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Valentinian II (371), and Sophie Scholl (1921).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 29Before him are Heinrich Müller (1900), Klaus Barbie (1913), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Ludwig Beck (1880), and Michael Wittmann (1914). After him are Hermann Fegelein (1906), August von Mackensen (1849), Franz Halder (1884), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Paul Hausser (1880), and Ferdinand Schörner (1892).