17 BC - 21

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Arminius (German: Hermann; 18/17 BC – 21 AD) was a Roman officer and later chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe who is best known for commanding an alliance of Germanic tribes at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD, in which three Roman legions under the command of general Publius Quinctilius Varus were destroyed. His victory at Teutoburg Forest would precipitate the Roman Empire's permanent strategic withdrawal from Magna Germania. Modern historians have regarded Arminius' victory as one of Rome's greatest defeats. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arminius has received more than 1,941,813 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Arminius is the 41st most popular military personnel (down from 39th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Germany (up from 117th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Military Personnel.

Arminius is most famous for being the Germanic chieftain who led a coalition of tribes to victory over three Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

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Among military personnels, Arminius ranks 41 out of 1,466. Before him are Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Guan Yu, Isoroku Yamamoto, Baron Munchausen, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. After him are Manfred von Richthofen, Ernst Röhm, Alfred Jodl, Gerd von Rundstedt, Vasily Zaitsev, and Germanicus.

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Among people born in 17 BC, Arminius ranks 1After him is Lucius Caesar. Among people deceased in 21, Arminius ranks 1After him is Quirinius.

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Among people born in Germany, Arminius ranks 116 out of 5,289. Before him are Baron Munchausen (1720), Theodor Mommsen (1817), Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Peter III of Russia (1728), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681). After him are Novalis (1772), Willy Brandt (1913), Ernst Röhm (1887), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), and Henry the Fowler (876).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Arminius ranks 8Before him are Karl Dönitz (1891), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), and Baron Munchausen (1720). After him are Ernst Röhm (1887), Alfred Jodl (1890), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), and Wilhelm Canaris (1887).