Bernd Freier

About Bernd Freier

Birth Day: February 06, 1914
Birth Place: Rottendorf, Germany, Germany
Buried: Munich Northern Cemetery
Allegiance: Nazi Germany  West Germany
Service/branch: German Army (Wehrmacht) German Army (Bundeswehr)
Years of service: 1933–45 1956–73
Rank: Generalleutnant
Commands held: CS Armed Forces Staff
Battles/wars: World War II

Bernd Freier

Bernd Freier was born on February 06, 1914 in Rottendorf, Germany, Germany. Bernd Freier opened his first clothing store in Wuerzburg, Germany in 1969. He named it 'Sir Oliver' after the hero of Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist. The company's name has since been shortened to s. Oliver. The first store outside Germany opened in 1998, in Austria. With annual sales of around $1.8 billion, the company now has more than 700 stores and partner stores in over 20 countries. It has diversified beyond standard mix-and-match casual fare to include underwear, beachwear and nightwear, as well as licensing programs (eyewear, fragrances, shoes, watches, etc.) and sub-labels encompassing evening wear (s.Oliver Premium) and trend-focused collections (s.Oliver Denim). Freier stepped down as CEO in January 2014, but he still serves as chairman of the advisory board.
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As per our current Database, Bernd Freier has been died on 27 February 2007(2007-02-27) (aged 93)\nMunich, Germany.

🎂 Bernd Freier - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Bernd Freier die, Bernd Freier was 93 years old.

🌙 Zodiac

Bernd Freier’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Bernd Freier was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Biography/Timeline

1943

In late 1942, the tank battalion under Loringhoven's command was encircled during the Soviet counter-offensive at the Battle of Stalingrad. On 23 January 1943, he was awarded the German Cross in Gold ([Deutsches Kreuz in Gold] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)) as Hauptmann (captain) in the 2./Panzer-Regiment 2. That same month, he was flown out of the pocket and later transferred to the staff of 111th Infantry Division on 2 March 1943. In November 1943, Loringhoven was promoted to major. From July 1944 to April 1945, he served as an adjutant to the Chief of Army General Staff (first, General Heinz Guderian and then General Hans Krebs).

1945

Captured by the British Army on 3 May 1945, Loringhoven spent two and a half years as a prisoner of war. He was not charged with war crimes. After being repatriated in January 1948, he lived in Munich, where he became a publisher. He joined the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) in 1956 after West Germany joined NATO. He served in various army and NATO positions; his highest rank was lieutenant-general. He was later appointed Deputy Inspector General of the Armed Forces and retired from the army in 1973, with full honours.

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