Alfred Jodl

1890 - 1946

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Alfred Josef Ferdinand Jodl (German: [ˈjoːdl̩] ; 10 May 1890 – 16 October 1946) was a German Generaloberst who served as the Chief of the Operations Staff of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht – the German Armed Forces High Command – throughout World War II. After the war, Jodl was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit crimes against peace, planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity at the Allied-organized Nuremberg trials. The principal charges against him related to his signing of the criminal Commando and Commissar Orders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Jodl has received more than 2,673,694 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Alfred Jodl is the 62nd most popular military personnel (down from 52nd in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from Germany (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Military Personnel.

Alfred Jodl was a German military officer who served as Chief of the Operations Staff of the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht) during World War II. He was convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and executed by hanging.

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Among military personnels, Alfred Jodl ranks 62 out of 2,058Before him are Vasily Zaitsev, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Ernst Röhm, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Miltiades, and Seleucus I Nicator. After him are Otto Skorzeny, Ferdinand Foch, Stanislav Petrov, Fedor von Bock, Charles X Gustav of Sweden, and Germanicus.

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Among people born in 1890, Alfred Jodl ranks 11Before him are Ho Chi Minh, Friedrich Paulus, Vyacheslav Molotov, Boris Pasternak, Egon Schiele, and Karel Čapek. After him are Fritz Lang, Kurt Lewin, George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Colonel Sanders, and Stan Laurel. Among people deceased in 1946, Alfred Jodl ranks 7Before him are John Maynard Keynes, Hermann Göring, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, H. G. Wells, and Alfred Rosenberg. After him are Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Mikhail Kalinin, and Gerhart Hauptmann.

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Among people born in Germany, Alfred Jodl ranks 157 out of 7,253Before him are Pope Joan (null), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Agrippina the Younger (15), Franz von Papen (1879), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), and Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776). After him are Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), George II of Great Britain (1683), Pope Damasus II (1000), and Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Alfred Jodl ranks 13Before him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Michel Ney (1769), Baron Munchausen (1720), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Ernst Röhm (1887). After 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).