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Arminius ( 18/17 BC – 21 AD) was a 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 Germania Magna. 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 2,844,119 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Arminius is the 19th most popular military personnel (up from 41st in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Germany (up from 116th in 2019) and the 6th 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 19 out of 1,468Before him are Khalid ibn al-Walid, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, Erich von Manstein, Chiang Kai-shek, and Heinz Guderian. After him are Ratko Mladić, Ptolemy I Soter, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Cao Cao, Charles XIV John of Sweden, and Cesare Borgia.

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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 80 out of 6,142Before him are Karl Jaspers (1883), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Heinz Guderian (1888), and Heinrich Schliemann (1822). After him are Charles the Bald (823), Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), and Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Arminius ranks 6Before him are Karl Dönitz (1891), Erwin Rommel (1891), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Erich von Manstein (1887), and Heinz Guderian (1888). After him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Ernst Röhm (1887), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Alfred Jodl (1890).