Walther von Brauchitsch

1881 - 1948

Walther von Brauchitsch

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther von Brauchitsch has received more than 707,093 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 94th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 94 out of 1,194Before him are Hermann Hoth, Zhang Fei, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Eugène de Beauharnais, Ivan Konev, and John of Austria. After him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pancho Villa, Stilicho, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Cimon, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky.

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Among people born in 1881, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 14Before him are Enver Pasha, Alexander Kerensky, Lu Xun, Ludwig von Mises, Kliment Voroshilov, and Roger Martin du Gard. After him are Hans Kelsen, Clinton Davisson, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Ettore Bugatti. Among people deceased in 1948, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 8Before him are Sergei Eisenstein, Mileva Marić, Franz Lehár, Edvard Beneš, Hideki Tojo, and Antonin Artaud. After him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Osamu Dazai, Andrei Zhdanov, Folke Bernadotte, Karl Brandt, and Johannes Blaskowitz.

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Among people born in Germany, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 238 out of 3,763Before him are Adolf von Baeyer (1835), Jupp Heynckes (1945), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Carl Zeiss (1816), and Anne of Cleves (1515). After him are Paul Heyse (1830), Ernst Jünger (1895), Robert Bunsen (1811), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Christian I of Denmark (1426), and Samuel Hahnemann (1755).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 19Before him are Michel Ney (1769), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Erich Hartmann (1922), Michael Wittmann (1914), Hermann Hoth (1885), and Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800). After him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Klaus Barbie (1913), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Ludwig Beck (1880), and Heinrich Müller (1900).

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