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Arminius (German: Hermann; 18/17 BC – AD 21) 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 AD 9, in which three Roman legions were destroyed. His victory at Teutoburg Forest would precipitate the Roman Empire's permanent strategic withdrawal from Magna Germania, and made a major contribution to the eventual fall of the Western Roman Empire several centuries later. Modern historians have regarded Arminius' victory as Rome's greatest defeat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arminius has received more than 1,186,431 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 39th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Arminius ranks 39 out of 1,194Before him are Ratko Mladić, Douglas MacArthur, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Flavius Aetius, Ernst Röhm, and Alfred Jodl. After him are Tariq ibn Ziyad, Karl Dönitz, Gerd von Rundstedt, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Vasily Zaitsev, and Belisarius.

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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 117 out of 3,763Before him are Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Charles the Fat (839), Ernst Röhm (1887), Erik Erikson (1902), and Alfred Jodl (1890). After him are Henry the Fowler (876), Walter Gropius (1883), Karl Dönitz (1891), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Alois Alzheimer (1864), and Gerd von Rundstedt (1875).