Albert Leo Schlageter

1894 - 1923

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Albert Leo Schlageter ([ˈalbɛʁt ˈleːo ˈʃlaːɡɛtɐ]; August 12, 1894 – May 26, 1923) was a German military officer who joined a right-wing Freikorps group after World War I and became famous for acts of post-war sabotage against French occupational forces. Schlageter was arrested for sabotaging a section of railroad track and executed by the French military. The manner of his death fostered an aura of martyrdom around him, which was cultivated by German nationalist groups, in particular the Nazi Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Leo Schlageter has received more than 197,936 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Albert Leo Schlageter is the 757th most popular military personnel (up from 814th in 2019), the 1,876th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,030th in 2019) and the 137th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Albert Leo Schlageter ranks 757 out of 2,058Before him are Abu Bakr ibn Umar, Chen Youliang, Oswald Boelcke, Wakisaka Yasuharu, Jukums Vācietis, and Alexander Marinesko. After him are Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin, Fritz von Below, Saad el-Shazly, Lala Şahin Pasha, Otozō Yamada, and Friedrich Hossbach.

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Among people born in 1894, Albert Leo Schlageter ranks 74Before him are King Vidor, Mei Lanfang, Georges Gurvitch, T. V. Soong, E. E. Cummings, and Fritz Freitag. After him are Friedrich Hossbach, Friedrich Ebert Jr., Erwin Schulhoff, Oskar Klein, Mikhail Zoshchenko, and Prince René of Bourbon-Parma. Among people deceased in 1923, Albert Leo Schlageter ranks 41Before him are Hovhannes Tumanyan, Bonar Law, Georg Luger, Charles Dupuy, Zhang Xun, and Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover. After him are Vatroslav Jagić, Hertha Ayrton, Dora Pejačević, Théophile Delcassé, Kadambini Ganguly, and Alexandre Ribot.

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Among people born in Germany, Albert Leo Schlageter ranks 1,876 out of 7,253Before him are Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1826), Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein (1757), Friedrich Albert Lange (1828), Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1878), George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1831), and Hermann Paul (1846). After him are Wilhelm Ohnesorge (1872), Hans-Gert Pöttering (1945), Theodore of Corsica (1694), Peter Henlein (1479), Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764), and Monika Ertl (1937).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Albert Leo Schlageter ranks 137Before him are Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Wilhelm Schepmann (1894), Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow (1755), Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg (1886), Herbert Kappler (1907), and Oswald Boelcke (1891). After him are Friedrich Hossbach (1894), Walter Stennes (1895), Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (1889), Otto von Lossow (1868), Georg Lindemann (1884), and Kurt von Tippelskirch (1891).