Alfred Jodl

1890 - 1946

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Alfred Josef Ferdinand Jodl ([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 1,743,670 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Alfred Jodl is the 44th most popular military personnel (down from 38th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from Germany (down from 116th in 2019) and the 10th 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 44 out of 1,466Before him are Baron Munchausen, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Arminius, Manfred von Richthofen, and Ernst Röhm. After him are Gerd von Rundstedt, Vasily Zaitsev, Germanicus, Belisarius, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, and Miltiades.

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Among people born in 1890, Alfred Jodl ranks 10Before him are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Egon Schiele, Friedrich Paulus, Boris Pasternak, Vyacheslav Molotov, and H. P. Lovecraft. After him are Karel Čapek, Kurt Lewin, Fritz Lang, Stan Laurel, Colonel Sanders, and Man Ray. Among people deceased in 1946, Alfred Jodl ranks 6Before him are John Maynard Keynes, Hermann Göring, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and H. G. Wells. After him are Alfred Rosenberg, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Mikhail Kalinin.

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Among people born in Germany, Alfred Jodl ranks 124 out of 5,289Before him are Willy Brandt (1913), Ernst Röhm (1887), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Henry the Fowler (876), and Bruce Willis (1955). After him are Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Thomas Müntzer (1489), and Pope Joan (null).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Alfred Jodl ranks 10Before him are Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Arminius (-17), and Ernst Röhm (1887). After him are Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Michel Ney (1769), and Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800).