Alfred von Tirpitz

1849 - 1930

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Alfred Peter Friedrich von Tirpitz (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 493,974 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Alfred von Tirpitz is the 221st most popular military personnel (down from 210th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Poland (up from 110th in 2019) and the 15th 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 221 out of 1,466Before him are Sejanus, Kurt Student, Erhard Milch, Otto Liman von Sanders, Friedrich Olbricht, and Maximilian von Weichs. After him are Craterus, Zhang Liao, Bai Qi, Pausanias, Franz Stangl, and Hans von Seeckt.

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Among people born in 1849, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 10Before him are August von Mackensen, Felix Klein, Édouard-Henri Avril, John William Waterhouse, Bernhard von Bülow, and Frances Hodgson Burnett. After him are Bertha Benz, John Ambrose Fleming, Sergei Witte, Max Nordau, W. T. Stead, and Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime. Among people deceased in 1930, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 17Before him are Cosima Wagner, Horst Wessel, Joan Gamper, Christiaan Eijkman, Lon Chaney, and Fritz Pregl. After him are Victoria of Baden, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Arthur Balfour, Siegfried Wagner, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, and Sakichi Toyoda.

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Among people born in Poland, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 109 out of 1,231Before him are Saint Casimir (1458), Casimir Funk (1884), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Kurt Student (1890), Anna Jagiellon (1523), and Otto Liman von Sanders (1855). After him are Fred Zinnemann (1907), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), Edward Sapir (1884), Angelus Silesius (1624), Karl Hanke (1903), and Alfred Döblin (1878).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Alfred von Tirpitz ranks 15Before him are Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Kurt Student (1890), and Otto Liman von Sanders (1855). After him are Władysław Sikorski (1881), Rochus Misch (1917), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Otto Kretschmer (1912), Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755).