List of German field marshals

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Prussian field marshal's baton

The following list of German field marshals denotes those who have held the German rank of Generalfeldmarschall.

Electorate and Kingdom of Saxony[edit]

Arnim-Boitzenburg, the first 'German' field marshal
  1. 21 June 1631 – Hans Georg von Arnim-Boitzenburg (1583–1641)
  2. 24 November 1632 – Duke Franz Albrecht of Saxony-Lauenburg (1598–1642)
  3. 19 October 1638 – Rudolf Graf von Marzin (also Marazin)
  4. 1 January 1666 – Ernst Albrecht Freiherr von Eberstein (1605–1676)
  5. 28 August 1681 – Joachim Rüdiger Freiherr von der Goltz (1620–1688)
  6. 8 September 1688 – Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming (1632–1706)
  7. 9 April 1691 – Hans Adam von Schöning (1641–1696)
  8. 10 May 1693 – Jeremias von Chauvet († 1696)
  9. 30 September 1697 – Prince Heinrich VI of Reuss-Plauen (1649–1697)
  10. 27 August 1699 – Adam Heinrich Graf von Steinau († 1712)
  11. 3 December 1706 – Georg Benedikt Freiherr von Ogilvy (1651–1710)
  12. 22 February 1712 – Jakob Heinrich Graf von Flemming
  13. 17 April 1730 – Christoph August Graf von Wackerbarth (1662–1734)
  14. 26 November 1735 – Johann Adolf II, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels (1685–1746)
  15. 11 January 1749 – Friedrich August Graf Rutowski (1702–1764)
  16. 27 July 1763 – Johann Georg, Chevalier de Saxe (1704–1774)
  17. 6 January 1775 – Prince Friedrich of Anhalt-Dessau (1705–1781)
  18. 11 July 1871 – Crown Prince Albert (later King) of Saxony (1828–1902)
  19. 15 June 1888 – Crown Prince Georg (later King) of Saxony (1832–1904)

Electorate of Brandenburg and Kingdom of Prussia[edit]

Imperial Germany[edit]

Nazi Germany[edit]

Reichsmarshal (Senior Field Marshal) Hermann Göring with Hitler.
Field Marshals von Rundstedt and von Weichs, 1940
Field Marshals von Leeb and von Küchler, 1941
Field Marshal Rommel, 1942

Many of the Third Reich's field marshals were promoted during the 1940 Field Marshal Ceremony, following the swift victory over France in the summer of 1940.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, 28 June 1902.

See also[edit]