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Wilhelm Crisolli
Born (1895-01-20)January 20, 1895
Died 12 September 1944(1944-09-12) (aged 49)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Pistoia, Italy
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank Generalleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held 13. Panzer-Division
16. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
333. Infanterie-Division
6. Panzer-Division
20. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Crisolli (20 January 1895 – 12 September 1944) was a German general and member of the Nazi Party in World War II. He was Commander of 13. Panzer-Division, of 16. Infanterie-Division (mot.), of 333. Infanterie-Division, of 6. Panzer-Division and of 20. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division.


Wilhelm Crisolli was son of a Italian noble family. His father was Giuseppe Fulvio Pio, Conte Crisolli, and his mother, donna Maria Francesca Aganetti, of a burgher banking family of the North of Italy, in Venetia, Lombardy and Piedmont.

Military career

Wilhelm Crisolli was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Wilhelm Crisolli was killed 12 September 1944, by Italian partisans. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Generalleutnant.

Awards and decorations


  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas and Wegmann 1998, p. 106.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 132.
  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz and Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2534-0.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hellmut von der Chevallerie
Commander of 13. Panzer-Division
1 December 1942 – 15 May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hellmut von der Chevallerie
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Commander of 16. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
20 May 1943 – 27 June 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf von Tschudi
Commander of 333. Infanterie-Division
1 July 1943 – 10 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walther von Hünersdorff
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
14 July 1943 – 21 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels
Preceded by
Generalmajor Erich Fronhöfer
Commander of 20. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division
25 November 1943 – 12 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Erich Fronhöfer

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