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 1,642,872 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Albert Kesselring is the 90th most popular military personnel (down from 88th in 2019), the 228th most popular biography from Germany and the 20th most popular 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 90 out of 1,468Before him are Hattori Hanzō, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Jan Žižka, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Subutai, and Robert E. Lee. After him are John of Austria, Desmond Doss, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Hephaestion, Hermann Hoth, and Heinrich Müller.

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Among people born in 1885, Albert Kesselring ranks 4Before him are Niels Bohr, Karen Blixen, and György Lukács. After him are Hermann Hoth, Alban Berg, Julius Streicher, François Mauriac, Ezra Pound, Faisal I of Iraq, George S. Patton, and Robert Delaunay. Among people deceased in 1960, Albert Kesselring ranks 6Before him are Albert Camus, Boris Pasternak, Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, and Melanie Klein. After him are Wilhelm Pieck, Max von Laue, Amanullah Khan, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia.

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Among people born in Germany, Albert Kesselring ranks 228 out of 6,142Before him are Eduard Bernstein (1850), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Nico (1938), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Thomas Müntzer (1489), and Herbert Marcuse (1898). After him are John of Austria (1547), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Jupp Heynckes (1945), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1016), and Alexandra Feodorovna (1872).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Albert Kesselring ranks 20Before him are Erich Raeder (1876), Erich Hartmann (1922), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Michel Ney (1769), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), and Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876). After him are John of Austria (1547), Hermann Hoth (1885), Heinrich Müller (1900), Klaus Barbie (1913), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742).