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List of notable or famous army officers from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top army officers born in Germany and even some popular army officers who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German army officers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These army officers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known army officer from Germany is included when available.

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This historic army officers from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German army officers of note?" and "Who are the most famous army officers from Germany?" These prominent army officers of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German army officers.

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Baron Münchhausen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Army Officers from Germany
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Baron Münchhausen

Baron Munchausen is a fictional German nobleman in literature and film, loosely based on a real baron, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen. The real-life Münchhausen became a minor celebrity for telling outrageous tall tales based on his military service in the Russo-Turkish War. After hearing some of Münchhausen's stories, the writer Rudolf Erich Raspe adapted them into an anonymously published English-language volume about a fictional "Baron Munchausen". The book was soon translated into German and expanded by the poet Gottfried August Bürger. The real-life Münchhausen was deeply upset at the development of a fictional character bearing his name. The fictional Baron's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 77 (1720-1797)

Birthplace: Bodenwerder, Germany

Ernst Röhm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Army Officers from Germany
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Ernst Julius Günther Röhm, sometimes spelt in English language works Roehm, was a German officer in the Bavarian Army and later an early Nazi leader. He was a co-founder of the Sturmabteilung, the Nazi Party militia, and later was its commander. In 1934, as part of the Night of the Long Knives, he was executed on Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler's orders as a potential rival. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 47 (1887-1934)

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

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Friedrich Hecker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Army Officers from Germany
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Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker was a German lawyer, politician and revolutionary. He was one of the most popular speakers and agitators of the 1848 Revolution. After moving to the United States, he served as a brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1811-1881)

Birthplace: Angelbachtal, Germany

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Günter Weiler

Günter Friedrich Weiler is a retired Lieutenant General of the German Army, the Bundeswehr. From 16 September 2010 until 9 April 2013, he was the Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany