Alfred von Tirpitz

1849 - 1930

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Alfred Peter Friedrich von Tirpitz (German pronunciation: [ˈalfʁeːt fɔn ˈtɪʁpɪt͡s] ; 19 March 1849 – 6 March 1930) was a German grand admiral, State Secretary of the German Imperial Naval Office, the powerful administrative branch of the German Imperial Navy from 1897 until 1916. Prussia never had a major navy, nor did the other German states before the German Empire was formed in 1871. Tirpitz took the modest Imperial Navy and, starting in the 1890s, turned it into a world-class force that could threaten Britain's Royal Navy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred von Tirpitz has received more than 706,078 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Alfred von Tirpitz is the 225th most popular military personnel (down from 211th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Poland (down from 95th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Alfred von Tirpitz was a German naval officer and Secretary of the German Imperial Naval Office from 1897 to 1916. He is most famous for his role in the Tirpitz Plan, which sought to create a large navy to challenge the British Royal Navy.

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Among military personnels, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 225 out of 2,058Before him are Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Andrey Yeryomenko, Djemal Pasha, Wilhelm List, Kurt Student, and Franz Stangl. After him are Gertrude Bell, Walther von Reichenau, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Sun Bin, Wilhelm Mohnke, and Hans von Seeckt.

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Among people born in 1849, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 10Before him are August von Mackensen, Édouard-Henri Avril, Felix Klein, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Bernhard von Bülow, and John William Waterhouse. After him are Sergei Witte, Bertha Benz, Nogi Maresuke, John Ambrose Fleming, Blanche Monnier, and Eva Gonzalès. Among people deceased in 1930, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 16Before him are Christiaan Eijkman, Fritz Pregl, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Victoria of Baden, Cosima Wagner, and Arthur Balfour. After him are D. H. Lawrence, Horst Wessel, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Siegfried Wagner, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, and Sakichi Toyoda.

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Among people born in Poland, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 116 out of 1,694Before him are Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), Władysław Reymont (1867), Osip Mandelstam (1891), and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895). After him are Helena Rubinstein (1872), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Saint Casimir (1458), Karl Hanke (1903), and Kurt Daluege (1897).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 11Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Anton Denikin (1872), and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899). After him are Władysław Sikorski (1881), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Rochus Misch (1917), and Hermann Balck (1893).