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Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach

1888 - 1976

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Walther Kurt von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (German: [ˈvaltɐ fɔn ˈzaɪdlɪts ˈkʊʁtsbax]; 22 August 1888 – 28 April 1976) was a German general during World War II who commanded the LI Army Corps during the Battle of Stalingrad. At the end of the battle, he gave his officers freedom of action and was relieved of command. He assisted the Soviet Union as a prisoner-of-war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach has received more than 319,685 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach is the 554th most popular military personnel (down from 513th in 2019), the 1,362nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,267th in 2019) and the 111th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach ranks 554 out of 1,468Before him are August Hirt, Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, Jack Phillips, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Werner Ostendorff, and Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis. After him are Saitō Hajime, Aegidius, Heraclius the Elder, Maarten Tromp, Joseph Gallieni, and Filipp Golikov.

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Among people born in 1888, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach ranks 59Before him are Inayatullah Khan, Thea von Harbou, Heinrich Neuhaus, Georgios Papandreou, Nikolay Shvernik, and Antonio Sant'Elia. After him are Prince Oskar of Prussia, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Nuri al-Said, Hans Knappertsbusch, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, and Tôn Đức Thắng. Among people deceased in 1976, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach ranks 57Before him are Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, George Whipple, Ivan Yakubovsky, Carlo Gambino, Michael Polanyi, and Abdul Razak Hussein. After him are Arnold Gehlen, Walter Warlimont, Harry Nyquist, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Carol Reed.

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Among people born in Germany, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach ranks 1,362 out of 6,142Before him are Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse (1806), Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1700), Bruno the Great (925), Adolph Wagner (1835), Joachim Fest (1926), and Albert II, Margrave of Meissen (1240). After him are Melitta Bentz (1873), Stéphane Hessel (1917), Hermine Reuss of Greiz (1887), Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria (1823), William I, Elector of Hesse (1743), and Friedrich Hund (1896).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach ranks 111Before him are Alexander von Kluck (1846), Herta Bothe (1921), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Walter Rauff (1906), Otto Kumm (1909), and August Hirt (1898). After him are Nicolaus von Below (1907), Kurt Franz (1914), Ernst Barkmann (1919), Fritz Bayerlein (1899), Hans Speidel (1897), and Günther Blumentritt (1892).