Anton Dostler

1891 - 1945

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Anton Dostler (10 May 1891 – 1 December 1945) was a German army officer who fought in both World Wars. During World War II, he commanded several units as a General of the Infantry, primarily in Italy. After the Axis defeat, Dostler was executed for war crimes—specifically, ordering the execution of fifteen American prisoners of war in March 1944 during the Italian Campaign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Dostler has received more than 834,123 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Anton Dostler is the 586th most popular military personnel (down from 517th in 2019), the 1,438th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,245th in 2019) and the 112th most popular German Military Personnel.

Anton Dostler was an officer in the German army during World War II. He was executed for war crimes after being found guilty of ordering the execution of 15 captured American soldiers.

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Over the past year Anton Dostler has had the most page views in the with 98,625 views, followed by German (48,829), and Spanish (9,243). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (29.69%), Spanish (26.74%), and Arabic (26.54%)


Among military personnels, Anton Dostler ranks 586 out of 2,058Before him are Deng Ai, Aleksei Antonov, Elyesa Bazna, John Hanning Speke, Gusztáv Jány, and Milunka Savić. After him are Joseph Gallieni, Taira no Masakado, Henri Gatien Bertrand, Günther Blumentritt, Johan Banér, and Walter Krüger.

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Among people born in 1891, Anton Dostler ranks 44Before him are Yevhen Konovalets, Arthur Drewry, Max Amann, Moïse Kisling, Michael Polanyi, and Otto Rasch. After him are John Langenus, Bronislava Nijinska, Olga Khokhlova, Otto Schmidt, Cole Porter, and Pier Luigi Nervi. Among people deceased in 1945, Anton Dostler ranks 100Before him are Josef Čapek, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Bernhard Rust, Philipp Bouhler, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, and Kiril, Prince of Preslav. After him are Walter Krüger, Else Lasker-Schüler, Fritz Klein, Wolfgang Lüth, Takeichi Nishi, and Charles Spearman.

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Among people born in Germany, Anton Dostler ranks 1,438 out of 7,253Before him are Princess Sophie of Saxony (1845), Princess Alexandrine of Prussia (1803), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1751), Gondioc (450), and Christian Friedrich Schönbein (1799). After him are Udo Dirkschneider (1952), Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825), Hugo Riemann (1849), Erich Naumann (1905), Georg Baselitz (1938), and Franz Ritter von Epp (1868).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Anton Dostler ranks 112Before him are Franz von Hipper (1863), Hans Baur (1897), Kurt Franz (1914), Adolf Heusinger (1897), Otto Kumm (1909), and Georg Stumme (1886). After him are Günther Blumentritt (1892), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888), Hans Hermann von Katte (1704), Franz Hössler (1906), and Hans Speidel (1897).