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Alfred Jodl

1890 - 1946

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Alfred Josef Ferdinand Jodl (German: [ˈjoːdl̩] (listen); 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-organised Nuremberg trials. The principal charges against him related to his signature of the criminal Commando and Commissar Orders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Jodl has received more than 2,125,883 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 60 in 2019). Alfred Jodl is the 51st most popular military personnel (down from 44th in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 124th in 2019) and the 12th 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 51 out of 1,468Before him are Gerd von Rundstedt, Alfred Dreyfus, Vasily Zaitsev, Isoroku Yamamoto, Miltiades, and T. E. Lawrence. After him are Belisarius, Otto Skorzeny, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Germanicus.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Alfred Jodl ranks 142 out of 6,142Before him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Ambrose (340), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Anne of Cleves (1515), and Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845). After him are Charles the Fat (839), Meister Eckhart (1260), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Franz von Papen (1879), Walter Model (1891), and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Alfred Jodl ranks 12Before him are Arminius (-17), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Ernst Röhm (1887), and Gerd von Rundstedt (1875). After him are Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), Erich Hartmann (1922), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Michel Ney (1769), and Wilhelm Canaris (1887).