Alexander von Falkenhausen

1878 - 1966

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Alexander Ernst Alfred Hermann Freiherr von Falkenhausen (29 October 1878 – 31 July 1966) was a German general and military advisor to Chiang Kai-shek. He was an important figure during the Sino-German cooperation to reform the Chinese Army. In 1938, Germany ended its support for China under pressure from Japan, and Falkenhausen was forced to return home. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander von Falkenhausen has received more than 259,461 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Alexander von Falkenhausen is the 396th most popular military personnel (down from 377th in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from Poland (up from 193rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Alexander von Falkenhausen is most famous for being the German military governor of Belgium during World War I. He is also known for his work as a military strategist and for his role in the development of German military doctrine.

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Among military personnels, Alexander von Falkenhausen ranks 396 out of 1,466Before him are George Maniakes, Ban Chao, Richard Winters, Christian Wirth, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, and Thomas the Slav. After him are Josef Harpe, Gao Shun, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Gustav Wagner, Ernst von Mansfeld, and Nikolai Kuznetsov.

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Among people born in 1878, Alexander von Falkenhausen ranks 22Before him are Paul Reynaud, Milan Nedić, Gemma Galgani, Iwane Matsui, Gustav Radbruch, and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. After him are Shigeru Yoshida, Arthur Scherbius, Clemens August Graf von Galen, Louis Chevrolet, P. D. Ouspensky, and Elizabeth Arden. Among people deceased in 1966, Alexander von Falkenhausen ranks 30Before him are Paul Reynaud, Albert Göring, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Herbert Gille, Chang Myon, and Carlo Carrà. After him are D. T. Suzuki, Gino Severini, Cléo de Mérode, Ludwig Binswanger, L. E. J. Brouwer, and Stanisław Jerzy Lec.

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Among people born in Poland, Alexander von Falkenhausen ranks 190 out of 1,231Before him are Carl Wernicke (1848), Hermann Balck (1893), Ida Haendel (1928), Mordechai Anielewicz (1919), Witold Lutosławski (1913), and Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676). After him are Emil Ludwig (1881), Grzegorz Lato (1950), Catherine Opalińska (1680), Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), John I Albert (1459), and Stanisława Walasiewicz (1911).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Alexander von Falkenhausen ranks 24Before him are Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Otto Kretschmer (1912), Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Vasily Sokolovsky (1897), and Hermann Balck (1893). After him are Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), Otto von Below (1857), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Casimir Pulaski (1745), and Erich Fellgiebel (1886).