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About Erich von Manstein
Born Erich Fritz Georg Eduard von Lewinski, but famously called Erich von Manstein, he was a German field marshal and perhaps the most skilled German field commander of the Wehrmacht (Nazi Germany Armed Forces) during World War II.
Background & Early Career
As a result of his parents’ untimely death, he was adopted and raised by General Georg von Manstein. His career as a soldier began in 1906 when he served on the Russian and Western fronts during World War I.
He successfully rose through the ranks, and in 1938, he became lieutenant-general. During World War II, the German High Command rejected Manstein’s plan on invading France by using a solid armored thrust. However, Adolf Hitler eventually adopted the strategy.
Major Career Highlights
He was promoted to general in 1940 after he led the infantry corps with his plan on a successful France invasion. Manstein led the Axis forces during the 1941 and 1942 “Siege of Sevastopol.”
He played an active role in the 1941 Soviet Union Invasion. He then rose to the rank of field marshal in July 1942.
He was a primary commander at the 1943 “Battle of Kursk.” However, due to disagreements with Adolf Hitler over his conduct of the war, he was dismissed in March 1944.
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F.A.Q. about Erich von Manstein
When is his birthday?
Erich von Manstein's birthday is on November 24, 1887.
In how many days is his birthday?
Erich's birthday is in 355 days
How old was Erich when he died?
He was 85 years old.
When did he die?
He died in June 10, 1973.
How old would he be today?
Erich von Manstein would be 134 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Erich from?
He was born in Berlin, German Empire.
Erich von Manstein's Popularity
Erich von Manstein was a famous German military officer, who was born on November 24, 1887. As a person born on this date, Erich von Manstein is listed in our database as the 51st most popular celebrity for the day (November 24) and the 16th most popular for the year (1887).
People born on November 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Erich von Manstein is the 1160th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Erich von Manstein's birthday, Erich von Manstein is the 172nd most famous German.
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