4.08.1897 - German General 1.12.1982, the organizer of the German Bundeswehr.

From 1940 to 1944 in senior positions in Bundeswehra, head of German land troops operating departament.

In the years 1945-48 in U.S. captivity.

From 1951 years military adviser to the government of West Germany

From 1955 Chairman of the Supreme Military Council in the Ministry of Defence. From 1957-61 General inspector of the Bundeswehr.