Alfred Jodl

1890 - 1946

Alfred Jodl

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 1,406,406 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 38th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alfred Jodl ranks 38 out of 1,194Before him are Jochi, Ratko Mladić, Douglas MacArthur, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Flavius Aetius, and Ernst Röhm. After him are Arminius, Tariq ibn Ziyad, Karl Dönitz, Gerd von Rundstedt, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, and Vasily Zaitsev.

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Among people born in 1890, Alfred Jodl ranks 10Before him are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Friedrich Paulus, Egon Schiele, Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, and Boris Pasternak. After him are Karel Čapek, Fritz Lang, Kurt Lewin, Colonel Sanders, Stan Laurel, and Lawrence Bragg. 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, Ion Antonescu, John Logie Baird, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Hans Frank, and Mikhail Kalinin.

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Among people born in Germany, Alfred Jodl ranks 116 out of 3,763Before him are Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Charles the Fat (839), Ernst Röhm (1887), and Erik Erikson (1902). After him are Arminius (-17), Henry the Fowler (876), Walter Gropius (1883), Karl Dönitz (1891), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), and Alois Alzheimer (1864).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Alfred Jodl ranks 8Before him are Adolf Eichmann (1906), Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), and Ernst Röhm (1887). After him are Arminius (-17), Karl Dönitz (1891), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Erich Raeder (1876), Michel Ney (1769), and Wilhelm Canaris (1887).

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