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Friedrich-Wilhelm Oskar Sigismund Deodat von Rothkirch und Panthen
Born 16 February 1884
Died 24 December 1953(1953-12-24) (age 67)
Place of birth Darmstadt
Place of death Trier
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire (to 1918)
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1902–1943
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 13. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
13. Panzer-Division
148. Reserve-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Wilhelm Oskar Sigismund Deodat von Rothkirch und Panthen (16 February 1884 – 24 December 1953) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Friedrich-Wilhelm von Rothkirch und Panthen retired from active duty on 30 November 1943.

Awards and decorationsEdit


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 297.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Paul Otto
Commander of 13. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
1 November 1939 – 11 October 1940
Succeeded by
Renamed 13. Panzer-Division
Preceded by
Previously 13. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
Commander of 13. Panzer-Division
11 October 1940 – 27 June 1941
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Düvert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Böttcher
Commander of 148. Reserve-Division
1 April 1943 – 25 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Fretter-Pico

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