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Alfred von Waldersee

1832 - 1904

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Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Waldersee (8 April 1832 in Potsdam – 5 March 1904 in Hanover) was a German field marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) who became Chief of the Imperial German General Staff. Born into a prominent military family, von Waldersee saw distinguished service as an artillery officer, and became Prussian military attaché at the Paris embassy in 1870. This gave him insight into the French defences that would prove crucial in the upcoming Franco-Prussian War, in which he played a significant role. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred von Waldersee has received more than 191,071 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Alfred von Waldersee is the 414th most popular military personnel (up from 487th in 2019), the 982nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,184th in 2019) and the 89th most popular German Military Personnel.

Alfred von Waldersee is most famous for being a Prussian Field Marshal and Chief of the General Staff during the late 1800s.

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Among military personnels, Alfred von Waldersee ranks 414 out of 1,468Before him are Johannes Frießner, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, Alexander von Falkenhausen, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Günther Lütjens, and Xu Huang. After him are Uqba ibn Nafi, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Gan Ning, Mitsuru Ushijima, Karl Silberbauer, and Muqali.

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Among people born in 1832, Alfred von Waldersee ranks 19Before him are José Echegaray, George, King of Saxony, Jules Ferry, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Ármin Vámbéry, and Felice Beato. After him are Andrew Dickson White, Osman Nuri Pasha, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Wilhelm Busch, and Michel Bréal. Among people deceased in 1904, Alfred von Waldersee ranks 22Before him are Paul Kruger, Lafcadio Hearn, Émile Gallé, Étienne-Jules Marey, Stepan Makarov, and Vasily Vereshchagin. After him are Princess Alexandrine of Baden, Norodom of Cambodia, Eduard Hanslick, Sami Frashëri, Mathilde Bonaparte, and Georges Gilles de la Tourette.

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Among people born in Germany, Alfred von Waldersee ranks 982 out of 6,142Before him are Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887), Günther Lütjens (1889), John B. Goodenough (1922), Felix Magath (1953), Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp (1636), and Godigisel (359). After him are Christian Thomasius (1655), Berti Vogts (1946), Conrad Schumann (1942), Henry II, Duke of Austria (1107), Ernst Zermelo (1871), and August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Alfred von Waldersee ranks 89Before him are Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755), Reinhard Scheer (1863), Herbert Gille (1897), Johannes Frießner (1892), Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887), and Günther Lütjens (1889). After him are August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), Josef Harpe (1887), Karl von Bülow (1846), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), and Christian Wirth (1885).