Viktor von Schwedler

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Viktor von Schwedler
Born 18 January 1885
Sankt Goarshausen
Died 30 October 1954(1954-10-30) (aged 69)
Freiburg im Breisgau
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1904–45
Rank General der Infantrie
Commands held IV. Armeekorps
Wehrkreis IV

World War I

World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Knight of Justice of the Order of Saint John

Leopold Thomas Alexander Viktor von Schwedler (18 January 1885 – 30 October 1954) was a German General der Infantrie who commanded an Army corps and a military district 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.

Schwedler was made commanding general of the IV. Army Corps following the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair of 1938. He was transferred to the Führerreserve in October 1942. On 1 March 1943 he was appointed commanding general of the 4th Military District in Dresden a position he held until 31 January 1945. Nevertheless, he was still responsible for the measures after the bombing of Dresden on 13 February and 15 February 1945.

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  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 696.


  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm List
Commander of IV. Armeekorps
4 February 1938 – 1 November 1942
Succeeded by
General der Pioniere Erwin Jaenecke