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Lothar Rendulic

Military Person from Austria,Germany

Lothar Rendulic Generaloberst Lothar Rendulic (23 November 1887 – 18 January 1971) was an Austro-Hungarian and Austrian Army officer of Croatian origin who served as a German general during World War II. He commanded the 14. Infanterie-Division, 52. Infanterie-Division, XXXV Armeekorps, 2. Panzer-Armee, 20. Gebirgs-Armee, Heeresgruppe Kurland, Heeresgruppe Süd, Heeresgruppe Nord and the Heeresgruppe Ostmark. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Rendulic was born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, to a Croatian family (the Croatian spelling of the surname is Rendulić). His father Lukas was a colonel in the Austro-Hungarian army. Following his Abitur, Lothar studied law and political science at universities in Vienna and Lausanne; in 1907, he was admitted to the Theresianische Militärakademie (later renamed the Kriegsschule Wiener Neustadt) in his home town, Wiener Neustadt. In August 1910, Rendulic was commissioned a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian Army and assigned to the 99. Infanterieregiment Georg I., König der Hellenen, in Vienna. He remained with this regiment during the first year of World War I before being posted to the 31.Infanterie-Division in 1915 and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1887-11-23
Place of birth
Wiener Neustadt
Nationality
Austria,Germany
Profession
Politician

Death

Date of death
1971-01-18
Place of death
Eferding

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