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

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891
General

Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich
07 March 1904
Nazi Official

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
Wilhelm KeitelWilhelm Keitel
22 September 1882
German Commanding Officer

Gerd von RundstedtGerd von Rundstedt
12 December 1875
Military Officer

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus
23 September 1890
Military Officer

Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff
09 April 1865
General of German Army

Erich von MansteinErich von Manstein
24 November 1887
Military Leader

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen
29 October 1879
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Wilm HosenfeldWilm Hosenfeld
02 May 1895
Army Officer

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

Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl
10 May 1890
Military Commander, Nazi War Criminal

Hermann FegeleinHermann Fegelein
30 October 1906
Nazi Leader
Adolf GallandAdolf Galland
19 March 1912
Military Leader

Walter ModelWalter Model
24 January 1891
Military Officer
William the SilentWilliam the Silent
24 April 1533
Military Leader

Michael WittmannMichael Wittmann
22 April 1914
Military Officer

Kurt von SchleicherKurt von Schleicher
07 April 1882
Former Chancellor of Germany
Sepp DietrichSepp Dietrich
28 May 1892
Military Officer

Wilhelm CanarisWilhelm Canaris
01 January 1887
Admiral
Prince Rupert of the RhinePrince Rupert of the Rhine
17 December 1619
Military Leader

Erich RaederErich Raeder
24 April 1876
Admiral

Fedor von BockFedor von Bock
03 December 1880
Military Commander
August von MackensenAugust von Mackensen
06 December 1849
Military Leader

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Paul HausserPaul Hausser
07 October 1880
Military Leader
Henning von TresckowHenning von Tresckow
10 January 1901
Military Officer

Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch
04 October 1881
Military Commander

Friedrich FrommFriedrich Fromm
08 October 1888
German Army officer

Baldur von SchirachBaldur von Schirach
09 May 1907
Nazi Leader
Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
26 October 1800
General, Historian
Wilhelm MohnkeWilhelm Mohnke
15 March 1911
Military Leader

Theodor EickeTheodor Eicke
17 October 1892
Military Officer

Wilhelm BurgdorfWilhelm Burgdorf
15 February 1895
Nazi Military officer

George PattonGeorge Patton
11 November 1885
Military Officer
Karl Von ClausewitzKarl Von Clausewitz
01 July 1780
General

Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893
German Military Leader

Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
19 April 1922
Aviator, Officer

Franz HalderFranz Halder
30 June 1884
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
30 October 1882
Officer
Paul von Lettow-VorbeckPaul von Lettow-Vorbeck
20 March 1870
Politician, Writer, Officer

Ludwig BeckLudwig Beck
29 June 1880
Writer, Military personnel
Ferdinand SchörnerFerdinand Schörner
12 June 1892
General

Gebhard Leberecht von BlücherGebhard Leberecht von Blücher
16 December 1742
Prussian field marshal

Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
02 September 1878
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Paul Ludwig Ewald von KleistPaul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist
08 August 1881
Military commander

Erwin von WitzlebenErwin von Witzleben
04 December 1881
Military personnel, Officer
Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
07 February 1885
Military personnel, Aviator

Edmund the MartyrEdmund the Martyr
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King

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

Kurt StudentKurt Student
12 May 1890
Aviator, Officer

Gotthard HeinriciGotthard Heinrici
25 December 1886
Officer, Military personnel
Helmuth von Moltke the YoungerHelmuth von Moltke the Younger
23 May 1848
officer

Erhard MilchErhard Milch
30 March 1892
Politician, Military personnel

Walther von ReichenauWalther von Reichenau
08 October 1884
Officer

Hasso von ManteuffelHasso von Manteuffel
14 January 1897
General
Hermann HothHermann Hoth
12 April 1885
Military personnel, Memoirist

Eugène de BeauharnaisEugène de Beauharnais
03 September 1781
Military commander
Johannes BlaskowitzJohannes Blaskowitz
10 July 1883
Military personnel

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

Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
02 March 1829
Politician
Prince George, Duke of CambridgePrince George, Duke of Cambridge
26 March 1819
Field marshal

Ernst UdetErnst Udet
26 April 1896
Pilot
Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn
11 September 1861
Politician, Officer

Wilhelm Ritter von LeebWilhelm Ritter von Leeb
05 September 1876
Military personnel

Karl-Otto KochKarl-Otto Koch
02 August 1897
Military Officer
Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
08 July 1838
Inventor

Maximilian von WeichsMaximilian von Weichs
12 November 1881
Military personnel
Prince Maximilian of BadenPrince Maximilian of Baden
10 July 1867
Politician

Alfred von TirpitzAlfred von Tirpitz
19 March 1849
Politician, Officer

Werner MöldersWerner Mölders
18 March 1913
Fighter pilot

Hans von SeecktHans von Seeckt
22 April 1866
Politician, Officer
Publius Quinctilius VarusPublius Quinctilius Varus
0046 BC
Roman general
Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von StauffenbergBerthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
03 July 1934
Military personnel

John of AustriaJohn of Austria
24 February 1547
Military Officer

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

Wilhelm ListWilhelm List
14 May 1880
Officer
Leo von CapriviLeo von Caprivi
24 February 1831
Politician

Georg von KüchlerGeorg von Küchler
30 May 1881
Military commander

Leo Geyr von SchweppenburgLeo Geyr von Schweppenburg
02 March 1886
Military General

Alfred von SchlieffenAlfred von Schlieffen
28 February 1833
Officer

Otto Liman von SandersOtto Liman von Sanders
17 February 1855
Officer
Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of BrunswickCharles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick
09 October 1735
Prince

Friedrich DollmannFriedrich Dollmann
02 February 1882
Military General
Gerhard von ScharnhorstGerhard von Scharnhorst
12 November 1755
Military General

Johann de KalbJohann de Kalb
19 June 1721
Military officer
Walter DornbergerWalter Dornberger
06 September 1895
Military Officer
Alice OrlowskiAlice Orlowski
30 September 1903
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