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Theodor Freiherr von Wrede
Born (1888-11-03)November 3, 1888
Died 30 March 1973(1973-03-30) (aged 84)
Place of birth Wandsbek, Hamburg
Place of death Bonn
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–1944
Rank Generalleutnant

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Theodor Freiherr von Wrede[a] (November 3, 1888 – March 30, 1973) 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. Theodor Freiherr von Wrede retired from active service in 1944.

Awards and decorations


  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The female forms are Freifrau and Freiin.


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 367.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Max Dennerlein
Commander of 290. Infanterie-Division
8 June 1940 - 19 September 1940
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Helge Auleb
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Helge Auleb
Commander of 290. Infanterie-Division
14 October 1940 - 1 May 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Conrad-Oskar Heinrichs

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