Find out more about the greatest German Military Leaders, including Adolf Hitler, Otto von Bismarck, Heinrich Himmler, Erwin Rommel and Reinhard Heydrich.
Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
07 October 1900
Nazi Commander

Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich
07 March 1904
Nazi Official

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck
01 April 1815
German Statesman

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess
26 April 1894
Deputy Führer
Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg
02 October 1847
General, Second President of Weimar Republic

Claus von StauffenbergClaus von Stauffenberg
15 November 1907
Military Leader

Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian
17 June 1888
German General
Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff
09 April 1865
General of German Army

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus
23 September 1890
Military Officer
Wilhelm KeitelWilhelm Keitel
22 September 1882
German Commanding Officer

Erich von MansteinErich von Manstein
24 November 1887
Military Leader

Gerd von RundstedtGerd von Rundstedt
12 December 1875
Military Officer

Wilm HosenfeldWilm Hosenfeld
02 May 1895
Army Officer
Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl
10 May 1890
Military Commander, Nazi War Criminal

Friedrich Wilhelm von SteubenFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
17 September 1730
Military Officer

William the SilentWilliam the Silent
24 April 1533
Military Leader

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen
29 October 1879
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Hermann FegeleinHermann Fegelein
30 October 1906
Nazi Leader

Wilhelm CanarisWilhelm Canaris
01 January 1887
Walter ModelWalter Model
24 January 1891
Military Officer

Kurt von SchleicherKurt von Schleicher
07 April 1882
Former Chancellor of Germany

August von MackensenAugust von Mackensen
06 December 1849
Military Leader
Prince Rupert of the RhinePrince Rupert of the Rhine
17 December 1619
Military Leader

Sepp DietrichSepp Dietrich
28 May 1892
Military Officer
Michael WittmannMichael Wittmann
22 April 1914
Military Officer

Henning von TresckowHenning von Tresckow
10 January 1901
Military Officer

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
26 October 1800
General, Historian
Erich RaederErich Raeder
24 April 1876

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Adolf GallandAdolf Galland
19 March 1912
Military Leader
Baldur von SchirachBaldur von Schirach
09 May 1907
Nazi Leader

Paul HausserPaul Hausser
07 October 1880
Military Leader

Wilhelm MohnkeWilhelm Mohnke
15 March 1911
Military Leader

George PattonGeorge Patton
11 November 1885
Military Officer
Karl Von ClausewitzKarl Von Clausewitz
01 July 1780
Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893
German Military Leader

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Roman general

Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
19 April 1922
Aviator, Officer

Fedor von BockFedor von Bock
03 December 1880
Ludwig BeckLudwig Beck
29 June 1880
Writer, Military personnel

Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch
04 October 1881
Military personnel

Franz HalderFranz Halder
30 June 1884
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

Paul von Lettow-VorbeckPaul von Lettow-Vorbeck
20 March 1870
Politician, Writer, Officer

Ferdinand SchörnerFerdinand Schörner
12 June 1892
Helmuth von Moltke the YoungerHelmuth von Moltke the Younger
23 May 1848

Gebhard Leberecht von BlücherGebhard Leberecht von Blücher
16 December 1742
Military officer
Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
02 September 1878
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
30 October 1882

Erwin von WitzlebenErwin von Witzleben
04 December 1881
Military personnel, Officer
Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn
11 September 1861
Politician, Officer

Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
02 March 1829
Erhard MilchErhard Milch
30 March 1892
Politician, Military personnel

Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
22 June 1892
Aviator, Military personnel

Hasso von ManteuffelHasso von Manteuffel
14 January 1897
Politician, Officer

Erich von dem Bach-ZelewskiErich von dem Bach-Zelewski
01 March 1899
Politician, Military personnel

Walther von ReichenauWalther von Reichenau
08 October 1884
Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
07 February 1885
Military personnel, Aviator

Gotthard HeinriciGotthard Heinrici
25 December 1886
Officer, Military personnel

Paul Ludwig Ewald von KleistPaul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist
08 August 1881
Soldier, Officer

Alfred von TirpitzAlfred von Tirpitz
19 March 1849
Politician, Officer
Eugène de BeauharnaisEugène de Beauharnais
03 September 1781
Military commander

Hermann HothHermann Hoth
12 April 1885
Military personnel, Memoirist
Kurt StudentKurt Student
12 May 1890
Aviator, Officer

Alfred von SchlieffenAlfred von Schlieffen
28 February 1833

Hans von SeecktHans von Seeckt
22 April 1866
Politician, Officer
Publius Quinctilius VarusPublius Quinctilius Varus
0046 BC
Roman general

Wilhelm Ritter von LeebWilhelm Ritter von Leeb
05 September 1876
Military personnel
Johannes BlaskowitzJohannes Blaskowitz
10 July 1883
Military personnel

Claus Schenk Graf von StauffenbergClaus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
15 November 1907
German officer

Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von StauffenbergBerthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
03 July 1934
Military personnel
Maximilian von WeichsMaximilian von Weichs
12 November 1881
Military personnel

John of AustriaJohn of Austria
24 February 1547
Condottiero, Diplomat, Officer, Military personnel
Werner MöldersWerner Mölders
18 March 1913
Fighter pilot

Walter DornbergerWalter Dornberger
06 September 1895
Military Officer

Wilhelm ListWilhelm List
14 May 1880

Otto Liman von SandersOtto Liman von Sanders
17 February 1855
Leo Geyr von SchweppenburgLeo Geyr von Schweppenburg
02 March 1886
Military General
Georg von KüchlerGeorg von Küchler
30 May 1881
Military commander

Military commander

Kurt von TippelskirchKurt von Tippelskirch
09 October 1891
Military personnel, Military historian,

Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of BavariaMaximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria
11 July 1662
Wilhelm GroenerWilhelm Groener
22 November 1867

Alexander von KluckAlexander von Kluck
20 May 1846

Friedrich DollmannFriedrich Dollmann
02 February 1882
Military General

Heinrich EberbachHeinrich Eberbach
24 November 1895

Max HoffmannMax Hoffmann
25 January 1869
Military General
Wilhelm von KnyphausenWilhelm von Knyphausen
04 November 1716

Colmar Freiherr von der GoltzColmar Freiherr von der Goltz
12 August 1843
Writer, Military historian, Soldier
Hans von SalmuthHans von Salmuth
11 November 1888
Military General

John George I, Elector of SaxonyJohn George I, Elector of Saxony
05 March 1585
Elector of Saxony
Hermann PisterHermann Pister
21 February 1885
German officer
Josef DietrichJosef Dietrich
28 May 1892