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Wilhelm Bittrich

1894 - 1979

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Wilhelm Bittrich (26 February 1894 – 19 April 1979) was a high-ranking Waffen-SS commander of Nazi Germany. Between August 1942 and February 1943, Bittrich commanded the SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, in rear security operations (Bandenbekämpfung, literally: "gang fighting") in the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Bittrich has received more than 515,698 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Bittrich is the 287th most popular military personnel (up from 289th in 2019), the 680th most popular biography from Germany (up from 691st in 2019) and the 65th most popular German Military Personnel.

Wilhelm Bittrich was a German SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Panzertruppe during World War II. He was the commander of the II SS Panzer Corps during the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of Arnhem.

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Among military personnels, Wilhelm Bittrich ranks 287 out of 1,468Before him are Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Nicolas Oudinot, Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Jozef Gabčík, Meng Tian, and Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen. After him are Robert Nivelle, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Qasem Soleimani, François Christophe de Kellermann, Hans-Joachim Marseille, and Götz von Berlichingen.

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Among people born in 1894, Wilhelm Bittrich ranks 28Before him are Moshe Sharett, Martha Graham, Hermann Oberth, Pyotr Kapitsa, Dashiell Hammett, and Kiichiro Toyoda. After him are Alexander Oparin, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Satyendra Nath Bose, Arthur Nebe, Norman Rockwell, and Karl Böhm. Among people deceased in 1979, Wilhelm Bittrich ranks 27Before him are Nadia Boulanger, Sonia Delaunay, Werner Forssmann, Sid Vicious, Reinhard Gehlen, and Bertil Ohlin. After him are Rachele Mussolini, Robert Burns Woodward, Ernst Chain, Agostinho Neto, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Francisco Macías Nguema.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Bittrich ranks 680 out of 6,142Before him are Otto Ernst Remer (1912), Christopher Clavius (1538), Gertrude the Great (1256), Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (1797), Georg Elser (1903), and Markus Wolf (1923). After him are Hermann Müller (1876), Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), Andreas Baader (1943), Julius Schreck (1898), Josef Albers (1888), and Matilda of Ringelheim (894).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Wilhelm Bittrich ranks 65Before him are Hans von Seeckt (1866), Werner Mölders (1913), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Erich Priebke (1913), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), and Karl Wolff (1900). After him are Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Arthur Nebe (1894), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Walther Wenck (1900), and Hugo Sperrle (1885).