Christian Hansen (general)

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Christian Hansen
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Christian Hansen
Born (1885-04-10)10 April 1885
Schleswig
Died 7 August 1972(1972-08-07) (aged 87)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Allegiance
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1903–1944
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held
Battles/wars
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Christian Hansen (10 April 1885 – 7 August 1972) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 16. Armee. 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. Christian Hansen retired from the Wehrmacht on 31 December 1944, because of illness. He died in 1972.

Awards and decorations[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 177.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Ulex
Commander of X. Armeekorps
15 October 1939 – 30 April 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto von Knobelsdorff
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto von Knobelsdorff
Commander of X. Armeekorps
1 June 1942 – 12 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto Sponheimer
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Sponheimer
Commander of X. Armeekorps
1 August 1943 – 4 November 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Thomas-Emil von Wickede
Preceded by
Generalfeldmarschall Ernst Busch
Commander of 16. Armee
11 October 1943 – 1 July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Paul Laux