Friedrich (Fritz) Bronsart von Schellendorf (1864–1950) was a German officer and politician. He was the chief of Staff of the Ottoman Army, part of German military mission in the Ottoman Empire. He had replaced Otto Liman von Sanders who was sent to the Aegean region due to his disagreements with Enver Pasha. He was instrumental drafting initial war plans for the Ottoman Army. He is "depicted as the actual initiator of the scheme of the Armenian Genocide". He was an ardent supporter of Hitler during 1930s also.