Erwin Rommel

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Birthday
15, 1891
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 14, 1944 (52)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1891
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 14, 1944 (52)

About

German Field Marshal who was known as 'the Desert Fox' and commanded Axis troops in the WWII North African Campaign. He reportedly ignored all orders to kill Jewish civilians and soldiers and was likely involved in a conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Before Fame

He built a working, full-scale glider that could travel short distances when he was fourteen years old.

Trivia

He and the German troops under his command were never accused of Nazi war crimes. Hitler ordered Rommel to commit suicide by ingesting a cyanide pill; in return, the Nazi Fuhrer assured Rommel that his family would escape persecution.

Family Life

He married Lucia Maria Mollin in November of 1916, and the couple had one son.

Associated With

George S. Patton commanded the Allied forces that fought Rommel's troops in Africa.