Heinz Guderian’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 17, 1888

Death Date

May 14, 1954

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

May 14, 1954

The Heinz Guderian died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered as a proponent of tank warfare, this general in the German Wehrmacht frequently came into conflict with Adolf Hitler over Hitler’s management of the Nazi military forces. Over the course of his military career, he received the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, an Anschluss Medal, and a Sudetenland Medal.

Born to Friedrich Guderia and Clara Kirchoff, he grew up in an area of West Prussia that is a part of modern-day Poland. His son, Heinz Günther Guderian, also joined the military.



“There are no desperate situations, there are only desperate people.” (Heinz Guderian)


“You hit somebody with your fist and not with your fingers spread.” (Heinz Guderian)


“If the tanks succeed, then victory follows.” (Heinz Guderian)


“Whenever in future wars the battle is fought, armored troops will play the decisive role.” (Heinz Guderian)


“The engine of the tank is a weapon just as the main-gun.” (Heinz Guderian)