Alfred Redl

1864 - 1913

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Alfred Redl (14 March 1864 – 25 May 1913) was an Austrian military officer who rose to head the Evidenzbureau, the counter-intelligence wing of the General Staff of the Austro-Hungarian Army. Redl was one of the leading figures of pre-World War I espionage; his term in office was marked by radical innovations and the use of advanced technology to ensnare foreign spies. Due to the innovations he introduced, Redl's successor, Major Maximilian Ronge, ultimately learned in 1913 that Redl was also a highly paid spy, working for the intelligence service of the Imperial Russian Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Redl has received more than 142,144 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Redl is the 456th most popular military personnel (up from 477th in 2019), the 140th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 289th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Ukrainian Military Personnel.

Alfred Redl was a spy for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was caught and executed by the Russians in 1913.

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Among military personnels, Alfred Redl ranks 456 out of 1,466Before him are Aegidius, Gongsun Zan, Hans Baur, Vjekoslav Luburić, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, and He Jin. After him are Huang Gai, William Westmoreland, Pierre Cambronne, August Hirt, Baiju, and Petre Dumitrescu.

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Among people born in 1864, Alfred Redl ranks 35Before him are Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Johan Halvorsen, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Paul Sérusier, Nicholas Marr, and Joseph Bédier. After him are Li Yuanhong, Andrej Hlinka, Robert E. Park, Princess Zorka of Montenegro, Draga Mašin, and Rudolf Kjellén. Among people deceased in 1913, Alfred Redl ranks 20Before him are Lesya Ukrainka, Francisco I. Madero, Ármin Vámbéry, Lewis A. Swift, Emily Davison, and Gustaf de Laval. After him are Katsura Tarō, Philip Sclater, Mahmud Shevket Pasha, Mariano Rampolla, Infanta Antónia of Portugal, and Empress Dowager Longyu.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Alfred Redl ranks 140 out of 913Before him are Kunigunda of Halych (1245), Nikolai Ryzhkov (1929), Boris Savinkov (1879), Anastasia of Kiev (1023), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), and Władysław Tarnowski (1836). After him are Serge Lifar (1904), Richard von Mises (1883), Ida Rubinstein (1883), Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873), Borys Paton (1918), and Dmitry Bortniansky (1751).


Among military personnels born in Ukraine, Alfred Redl ranks 9Before him are Nestor Makhno (1888), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Mamai (1335), Ivan Paskevich (1782), Alexander Samsonov (1859), and Mikhail Kirponos (1892). After him are Roman Shukhevych (1907), Kirill Moskalenko (1902), Grigory Kulik (1890), Yevgeny Khaldei (1917), Sergey Gorshkov (1910), and Ivan Chernyakhovsky (1906).