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Fritz Schlieper
German general

Fritz Schlieper

Fritz Schlieper
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Intro German general
Was Military officer Soldier Officer
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 4 August 1892, Kołdrąb, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Death 4 June 1977, Nuremberg, Germany (aged 84 years)
Star sign Leo
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross  
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Fritz Schlieper (4 August 1892 – 4 June 1977) was a German military officer who served during World War I and World War II, eventually gaining the rank of Generalleutnant.


Fritz Schlieper was born 4 August 1892 in Koldromb, Posen. In 1911, he joined the German Army. After the First World War, Schlieper continued to serve in the Weimar Republic's Reichswehr and when the Weimar Republic was replaced by Nazi Germany, he remained in the Heer component of the Wehrmacht and from 1935 to 1939 commanded the 17th Artillery Regiment. In 1939, he was promoted to Generalmajor and served as Chief of Staff for Military District XIII and during the Invasion of Poland, served as the Chief of Staff for Frontier Sector Center. From 1939 to 1940, he was also the Quartermaster for the 18th Army.

During Operation Barbarossa, he commanded the 45th Infantry Division in one of the initial battles, the Defense of Brest Fortress. For his part in these battles, he would be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In 1942, he was transferred to Slovakia to lead German military mission at Slovakian Ministry of Defence. He was released from his position after conflict with Minister General Ferdinand Čatloš. From 1944 until the war's end, he was the Chief of Special Staff II. After the war, Schlieper lived in Nürnberg until his death on 4 June 1977.


  • Iron Cross (1914)
    • 2nd class
    • 1st Class
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 December 1941 as Generalmajor and commander of the 45. Infanterie-Division
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