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[en] The recent discovery that the Fe–K line luminosities and energy centroids observed in nearby supernova remnants are a strong discriminant of both progenitor type and circumstellar environment has implications for our understanding of supernova progenitor evolution. Using models for the chemical composition of core-collapse supernova (CCSN) ejecta, we model the dynamics and thermal X-ray emission from shocked ejecta and circumstellar material, modeled as an wind, to ages of 3000 yr. We compare the X-ray spectra expected from these models to observations made with the Suzaku satellite. We also model the dynamics and X-ray emission from Type Ia progenitor models. We find a clear distinction in Fe–K line energy centroid between core-collapse and Type Ia models. The CCSN models predict higher Fe–K line centroid energies than the Type Ia models, in agreement with observations. We argue that the higher line centroids are a consequence of the increased densities found in the circumstellar environment created by the expansion of the slow-moving wind from the massive progenitors.