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Famous Army Officers from Germany

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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

    Baron Munchausen (; German: [ˈmʏnçˌhaʊzn̩]) is a fictional German nobleman created by the German writer Rudolf Erich Raspe in his 1785 book Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. The character is loosely based on a real baron, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen. Born in Bodenwerder, Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the real-life Münchhausen fought for the Russian Empire in the Russo-Turkish War of 1735–1739. Upon retiring in 1760, he became a minor celebrity within German aristocratic circles for telling outrageous tall tales based on his military career. After hearing some of Münchhausen's stories, Raspe adapted them anonymously...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1720-1797)
    • Birthplace: Bodenwerder, Germany
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    Ernst Julius Günther Röhm (German: [ˈɛɐ̯nst ˈʁøːm]; 28 November 1887 – 1 July 1934) was a German military officer and an early member of the Nazi Party. As one of the members of its predecessor, the German Workers' Party, he was a close friend and early ally of Adolf Hitler and a co-founder of the Sturmabteilung (SA, "Storm Battalion"), the Nazi Party's militia, and later was its commander. By 1934, the German Army feared the SA's influence and Hitler had come to see Röhm as a potential rival, so he was executed during the Night of the Long Knives....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1887-1934)
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
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    Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker (September 28, 1811 – March 24, 1881) 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
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1811-1881)
    • Birthplace: Angelbachtal, Germany
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    Günter Weiler

    Günter Friedrich Weiler (born 27 April 1951 in Duisburg, Germany) 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
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany