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Alfred von Tirpitz

1849 - 1930

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Alfred Peter Friedrich von Tirpitz (German pronunciation: [ˈalfʁeːt fɔn ˈtɪʁpɪt͡s] (listen); 19 March 1849 – 6 March 1930) was a German grand admiral, Secretary of State 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 603,421 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Alfred von Tirpitz is the 206th most popular military personnel (up from 221st in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Poland (up from 109th in 2019) and the 10th 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 206 out of 1,468Before him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Sun Jian, Zhou Yu, Lavr Kornilov, Wilhelm Mohnke, and Maxime Weygand. After him are John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Giovanni Giustiniani, Sun Ce, Date Masamune, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, and Bertrand du Guesclin.

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Among people born in 1849, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 9Before him are Muhammad Abduh, August von Mackensen, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Édouard-Henri Avril, Bernhard von Bülow, and Felix Klein. After him are John William Waterhouse, Sergei Witte, Bertha Benz, John Ambrose Fleming, Eva Gonzalès, and Ellen Key. Among people deceased in 1930, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 16Before him are Miguel Primo de Rivera, Christiaan Eijkman, Victoria of Baden, Fritz Pregl, D. H. Lawrence, and Joan Gamper. After him are Lon Chaney, Horst Wessel, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Arthur Balfour, Siegfried Wagner, and Ahmad Shah Qajar.

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Among people born in Poland, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 95 out of 1,454Before him are Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Dziga Vertov (1896), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Ulrich Beck (1944), and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899). After him are Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Marie Walewska (1786), Kurt Daluege (1897), and Stefan Banach (1892).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 10Before him are Günther von Kluge (1882), 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 Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Rochus Misch (1917), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Władysław Sikorski (1881), and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889).