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 the East Prussian Military District. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther von Brauchitsch has received more than 905,714 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Walther von Brauchitsch is the 90th most popular military personnel (up from 94th in 2019), the 239th most popular biography from Germany (down from 238th in 2019) and the 19th 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 90 out of 1,466Before him are Alexander Suvorov, Eugène de Beauharnais, Jan Žižka, Zhao Yun, Albert Kesselring, and Konstantin Rokossovsky. After him are Desmond Doss, Hephaestion, Tadeusz Kościuszko, John of Austria, Stilicho, and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas.

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Among people born in 1881, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 13Before him are Lu Xun, Anna Pavlova, Kliment Voroshilov, Alexander Kerensky, Enver Pasha, and Ludwig von Mises. After him are Roger Martin du Gard, Fernand Léger, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hans Kelsen, and Ettore Bugatti. Among people deceased in 1948, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 9Before him are Mileva Marić, Edvard Beneš, Hideki Tojo, Franz Lehár, Antonin Artaud, and Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. After him are Andrei Zhdanov, Folke Bernadotte, Osamu Dazai, Johannes Blaskowitz, Karl Brandt, and Babe Ruth.

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Among people born in Germany, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 239 out of 5,289Before him are Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Eduard Bernstein (1850), Pina Bausch (1940), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), and Valentinian II (371). After him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Eduard Buchner (1860), Jupp Heynckes (1945), John of Austria (1547), Max von Laue (1879), and Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walther von Brauchitsch ranks 19Before him are Erich Raeder (1876), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Michel Ney (1769), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Erich Hartmann (1922), and Albert Kesselring (1885). After him are John of Austria (1547), Hermann Hoth (1885), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Michael Wittmann (1914), and Klaus Barbie (1913).