Erwin Rommel

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Full Name: Erwin Rommel
Nationality: German

Profession: German WWII Field Marshal
Why Famous: Highly respected German military officer; decorated in World War 1, in WW2 he led the Afrika Korps and Germany's forces in Normandy in 1944. Implicated by the plot against Hitler he took his own life to avoid repercussions against his family.

Born: November 15, 1891
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidenheim, W├╝rttemberg, Germany

Died: October 14, 1944 (aged 52)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Married Life

  • 1916-11-29 Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin

Historical Events in the Life of Erwin Rommel

  • 1940-06-19 German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg
  • 1941-02-11 Lt-Gen Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli
  • 1941-12-17 German troops led by Erwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa
  • 1942-01-25 Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
  • 1942-01-26 Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
  • 1942-03-26 German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel
  • 1942-06-21 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
  • 1942-10-25 Field Marshal Rommel back in North Africa
  • 1942-11-22 Adolf Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to the last man
  • 1943-03-06 Battle at Medenine, North Africa: Rommel's counterattack
  • 1944-05-14 Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler
  • 1944-06-05 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies
  • 1944-06-29 Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden
  • 1944-10-07 Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin