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

Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893
German Military Leader

George PattonGeorge Patton
11 November 1885
Military Officer

Reinhard HeydrichReinhard Heydrich
07 March 1904
Nazi Official

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck
01 April 1815
German Statesman
Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891
General

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

Wilhelm KeitelWilhelm Keitel
22 September 1882
German Commanding Officer

Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian
17 June 1888
German General

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen
29 October 1879
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany

Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff
09 April 1865
General of German Army

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus
23 September 1890
Military Officer
Erich von MansteinErich von Manstein
24 November 1887
Military Leader

Wilm HosenfeldWilm Hosenfeld
02 May 1895
Army Officer

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

Gerd von RundstedtGerd von Rundstedt
12 December 1875
Military Officer
Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl
10 May 1890
Military Commander, Nazi War Criminal

Hermann FegeleinHermann Fegelein
30 October 1906
Nazi Leader
Karl Von ClausewitzKarl Von Clausewitz
01 July 1780
General

August von MackensenAugust von Mackensen
06 December 1849
Military Leader

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

Wilhelm CanarisWilhelm Canaris
01 January 1887
Admiral
Friedrich Wilhelm von SteubenFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
17 September 1730
Military Officer

Sepp DietrichSepp Dietrich
28 May 1892
Military Officer

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
26 October 1800
General, Historian
Prince Rupert of the RhinePrince Rupert of the Rhine
17 December 1619
Military Leader

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

Friedrich FrommFriedrich Fromm
08 October 1888
German Army officer

Henning von TresckowHenning von Tresckow
10 January 1901
Military Officer

Erich RaederErich Raeder
24 April 1876
Admiral
Fedor von BockFedor von Bock
03 December 1880
Military Commander
Michael WittmannMichael Wittmann
22 April 1914
Military Officer

Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch
04 October 1881
Military Commander

Wilhelm MohnkeWilhelm Mohnke
15 March 1911
Military Leader

Paul HausserPaul Hausser
07 October 1880
Military Leader
Theodor EickeTheodor Eicke
17 October 1892
Military Officer

Wilhelm BurgdorfWilhelm Burgdorf
15 February 1895
Nazi Military officer

Publius Quinctilius VarusPublius Quinctilius Varus
0046 BC
Roman general

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

Heinrich MüllerHeinrich Müller
28 April 1900
Police officer
Erich HartmannErich Hartmann
19 April 1922
Aviator, Officer

Josef DietrichJosef Dietrich
28 May 1892
 
Willi HeroldWilli Herold
11 September 1925
Military personnel

Edmund the MartyrEdmund the Martyr
0841 AD
King

Franz HalderFranz Halder
30 June 1884
Soldier, Writer, Diarist
Ludwig BeckLudwig Beck
29 June 1880
Writer, Military personnel

Gebhard Leberecht von BlücherGebhard Leberecht von Blücher
16 December 1742
Prussian field marshal
Ferdinand SchörnerFerdinand Schörner
12 June 1892
General

Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
30 October 1882
Officer

Paul Ludwig Ewald von KleistPaul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist
08 August 1881
Military commander

Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
02 September 1878
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Erwin von WitzlebenErwin von Witzleben
04 December 1881
Military personnel, Officer
Paul von Lettow-VorbeckPaul von Lettow-Vorbeck
20 March 1870
Politician, Writer, Officer

Helmuth von Moltke the YoungerHelmuth von Moltke the Younger
23 May 1848
officer

Prince George, Duke of CambridgePrince George, Duke of Cambridge
26 March 1819
Field marshal

Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
22 June 1892
Aviator, Military personnel
Erhard MilchErhard Milch
30 March 1892
Politician, Military personnel

Hasso von ManteuffelHasso von Manteuffel
14 January 1897
General
Hugo SperrleHugo Sperrle
07 February 1885
Military personnel, Aviator

Gotthard HeinriciGotthard Heinrici
25 December 1886
Officer, Military personnel

Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn
11 September 1861
Politician, Officer
Eugène de BeauharnaisEugène de Beauharnais
03 September 1781
Military commander

Prince Maximilian of BadenPrince Maximilian of Baden
10 July 1867
Politician
Kurt StudentKurt Student
12 May 1890
Aviator, Officer

Hermann HothHermann Hoth
12 April 1885
Military personnel, Memoirist

Erich von dem Bach-ZelewskiErich von dem Bach-Zelewski
01 March 1899
Politician, Military personnel
Ernst UdetErnst Udet
26 April 1896
Pilot

Karl-Otto KochKarl-Otto Koch
02 August 1897
Military Officer
Wilhelm Ritter von LeebWilhelm Ritter von Leeb
05 September 1876
Military personnel

Johannes BlaskowitzJohannes Blaskowitz
10 July 1883
Military personnel

Maximilian von WeichsMaximilian von Weichs
12 November 1881
Military personnel

Ferdinand von ZeppelinFerdinand von Zeppelin
08 July 1838
Inventor
Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von StauffenbergBerthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
03 July 1934
Military personnel
Hans von SeecktHans von Seeckt
22 April 1866
Politician, Officer

Alfred von TirpitzAlfred von Tirpitz
19 March 1849
Politician, Officer

John William FrisoJohn William Friso
14 August 1687
Prince

Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
02 March 1829
Politician
Walther von ReichenauWalther von Reichenau
08 October 1884
Officer

MaroboduusMaroboduus
0030 AD
king of Marcomanni

John of AustriaJohn of Austria
24 February 1547
Military Officer

Werner MöldersWerner Mölders
18 March 1913
Fighter pilot

Leo von CapriviLeo von Caprivi
24 February 1831
Politician
Alfred von SchlieffenAlfred von Schlieffen
28 February 1833
Officer

Franz Graf Conrad von HötzendorfFranz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf
11 November 1852
Austrian general
Wilhelm ListWilhelm List
14 May 1880
Officer

Walter DornbergerWalter Dornberger
06 September 1895
Military Officer
Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of BrunswickCharles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick
09 October 1735
Prince
Johann de KalbJohann de Kalb
19 June 1721
Military officer