Albert Kesselring

1885 - 1960

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Albert Kesselring (30 November 1885 – 16 July 1960) was a German military officer and convicted war criminal who served in the Luftwaffe during World War II. In a career which spanned both world wars, Kesselring reached the rank of the Generalfeldmarschall (Field marshal) and became one of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated commanders. Kesselring joined the Bavarian Army as an officer cadet in 1904, serving in the artillery branch. He completed training as a balloon observer in 1912. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Kesselring has received more than 2,118,264 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Albert Kesselring is the 95th most popular military personnel (down from 93rd in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from Germany (down from 228th in 2019) and the 20th most popular German Military Personnel.

Albert Kesselring was a German field marshal in World War II. He was most famous for his role in the Battle of Britain, where he commanded Luftflotte 2.

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Among military personnels, Albert Kesselring ranks 95 out of 2,058Before him are Hattori Hanzō, Walther von Brauchitsch, Hephaestion, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Nero Claudius Drusus, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky. After him are Heinrich Müller, Bernard Montgomery, Wilhelm Canaris, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Saigō Takamori, and John of Austria.

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Among people born in 1885, Albert Kesselring ranks 6Before him are Niels Bohr, Karen Blixen, François Mauriac, György Lukács, and Alban Berg. After him are George S. Patton, Umberto Nobile, Ezra Pound, Hermann Hoth, Karen Horney, and Julius Streicher. Among people deceased in 1960, Albert Kesselring ranks 7Before him are Albert Camus, Boris Pasternak, Max von Laue, Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, and Paula Hitler. After him are Wilhelm Pieck, Melanie Klein, Walther Funk, Amanullah Khan, Fausto Coppi, and Igor Kurchatov.

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Among people born in Germany, Albert Kesselring ranks 248 out of 7,253Before him are Carl Schmitt (1888), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1016), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), and Simone Signoret (1921). After him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Heinrich Müller (1900), and Valentinian II (371).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Albert Kesselring ranks 20Before him are Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Erich Hartmann (1922), and Walther von Brauchitsch (1881). After him are Heinrich Müller (1900), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), John of Austria (1547), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Klaus Barbie (1913), and Hermann Hoth (1885).