Alfred von Schlieffen

1833 - 1913

Alfred von Schlieffen

Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, generally called Count Schlieffen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃliːfən]; 28 February 1833 – 4 January 1913), was a German field marshal and strategist who served as chief of the Imperial German General Staff from 1891 to 1906. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred von Schlieffen has received more than 276,758 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 167th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alfred von Schlieffen ranks 167 out of 1,194Before him are Anton Denikin, Auguste de Marmont, Paul Tibbets, Pyotr Bagration, Yue Fei, and Maximilian von Weichs. After him are Hans Krebs, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Josip Jelačić, Lavr Kornilov, Kurt Student, and Dragut.

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Among people born in 1833, Alfred von Schlieffen ranks 8Before him are Johannes Brahms, Alexander Borodin, Wilhelm Dilthey, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Benjamin Harrison, and Élie Ducommun. After him are Ferdinand von Richthofen, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Félicien Rops, Eugen Dühring, Léon Bonnat, and Edward Burne-Jones. Among people deceased in 1913, Alfred von Schlieffen ranks 6Before him are Rudolf Diesel, Ferdinand de Saussure, Alfred Russel Wallace, George I of Greece, and J. P. Morgan. After him are Menelik II, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Josephine Cochrane, Sophia of Nassau, August Bebel, and Lesya Ukrainka.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Alfred von Schlieffen ranks 414 out of 3,763Before him are Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), and Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075). After him are Hans Krebs (1898), Anna Magdalena Bach (1701), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Karl Ziegler (1898), Walter Schellenberg (1910), and Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Alfred von Schlieffen ranks 35Before him are Joachim Peiper (1915), August von Mackensen (1849), Georg von Küchler (1881), Ernst Busch (1885), Paul Hausser (1880), and Maximilian von Weichs (1881). After him are Hans Krebs (1898), Wilhelm List (1880), Otto Carius (1922), Erhard Milch (1892), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), and Hasso von Manteuffel (1897).

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