Werner von Fritsch

1880 - 1939

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Thomas Ludwig Werner Freiherr von Fritsch (4 August 1880 – 22 September 1939) was a member of the German High Command. He was Commander-in-Chief of the German Army from February 1934 until February 1938, when he was forced to resign after he was falsely accused of being homosexual. His ousting was a major step in Adolf Hitler's establishment of tighter control over the armed forces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Werner von Fritsch has received more than 493,320 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Werner von Fritsch is the 1,580th most popular politician (up from 1,900th in 2019), the 446th most popular biography from Germany (up from 512th in 2019) and the 118th most popular German Politician.

Werner von Fritsch was a German field marshal who served as the commander in chief of the army from 1933 to 1938. He is most famous for his role in the invasion of Poland.

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Among politicians, Werner von Fritsch ranks 1,580 out of 15,710Before him are Elizabeth of Portugal, Edward, King of Portugal, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Viktor Orbán, Emeric, King of Hungary, and Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria. After him are Alexios II Komnenos, Bảo Đại, Martin of Aragon, Seljuk, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar.

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Among people born in 1880, Werner von Fritsch ranks 17Before him are Franz Marc, Ludwig Beck, André Derain, Paul Hausser, Wilhelm List, and Manuel Azaña. After him are Otto Weininger, Elton Mayo, Premchand, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Bruno Taut, and Max Wertheimer. Among people deceased in 1939, Werner von Fritsch ranks 10Before him are James Naismith, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Alphonse Mucha, W. B. Yeats, Joseph Roth, and Eugen Bleuler. After him are Anton Makarenko, Douglas Fairbanks, Edward Sapir, Karl Radek, Philipp Scheidemann, and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Werner von Fritsch ranks 446 out of 5,289Before him are Fritz Todt (1891), Ernst Bloch (1885), Josef Kramer (1906), Adam Opel (1837), Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886), and Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662). After him are Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Richard Willstätter (1872), August Weismann (1834), and Horst Wessel (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Werner von Fritsch ranks 118Before him are Robert Ley (1890), Walter Schellenberg (1910), Conradin (1252), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), Josef Kramer (1906), and Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662). After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Louise Mountbatten (1889), Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Otto of Bavaria (1848), and Robert Ritter von Greim (1892).