Albert Kesselring

1885 - 1960

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Albert Kesselring (30 November 1885 – 16 July 1960) was a German Generalfeldmarschall of the Luftwaffe during World War II who was subsequently convicted of war crimes. In a military career that spanned both world wars, Kesselring became one of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated commanders, being one of only 27 soldiers awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. Kesselring joined the Bavarian Army as an officer cadet in 1904 and served in the artillery branch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Kesselring has received more than 1,532,516 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Albert Kesselring is the 88th most popular military personnel (down from 80th in 2019), the 228th most popular biography from Germany (down from 89th in 2019) and the 18th 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 88 out of 1,466Before him are Minamoto no Yoshitsune, George S. Patton, Alexander Suvorov, Eugène de Beauharnais, Jan Žižka, and Zhao Yun. After him are Konstantin Rokossovsky, Walther von Brauchitsch, Desmond Doss, Hephaestion, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and John of Austria.

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Among people born in 1885, Albert Kesselring ranks 6Before him are Niels Bohr, Karen Blixen, Alban Berg, György Lukács, and George S. Patton. After him are Julius Streicher, Hermann Hoth, Ezra Pound, François Mauriac, Faisal I of Iraq, and Chester W. Nimitz. Among people deceased in 1960, Albert Kesselring ranks 5Before him are Albert Camus, Boris Pasternak, Clark Gable, and Erich Raeder. After him are Melanie Klein, Max von Laue, Wilhelm Pieck, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, and Fausto Coppi.

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Among people born in Germany, Albert Kesselring ranks 228 out of 5,289Before him are Max Horkheimer (1895), Michael Ende (1929), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), and Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737). After him are Irma Grese (1923), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), and Eduard Bernstein (1850).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Albert Kesselring ranks 18Before him are Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Michel Ney (1769), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), and Erich Hartmann (1922). After him are Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), John of Austria (1547), Hermann Hoth (1885), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), and Michael Wittmann (1914).