Artur Phleps

1881 - 1944

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Artur Gustav Martin Phleps (29 November 1881 – 21 September 1944) was an Austro-Hungarian, Romanian and German army officer who held the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS (lieutenant general) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. At the post-war Nuremberg trials, the Waffen-SS – of which Phleps was a senior officer – was declared to be a criminal organisation due to its major involvement in war crimes and crimes against humanity. An Austro-Hungarian Army officer before and during World War I, he specialised in mountain warfare and logistics, and had been promoted to Oberstleutnant (lieutenant colonel) by the end of the war. During the interwar period he joined the Romanian Army, reaching the rank of General-locotenent (major general), and also became an adviser to King Carol. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Artur Phleps has received more than 180,207 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Artur Phleps is the 567th most popular military personnel (up from 568th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Romania (up from 89th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Romanian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Artur Phleps ranks 567 out of 1,466Before him are Heraclius the Elder, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Mitsuo Fuchida, Chris Kyle, Alexander Pokryshkin, and Iphicrates. After him are Hermocrates, Dmitry Pozharsky, Dietrich von Saucken, James Bowie, Husband E. Kimmel, and Gusztáv Jány.

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Among people born in 1881, Artur Phleps ranks 55Before him are P. G. Wodehouse, William Boeing, Victor Klemperer, Giovanni Papini, Vincenzo Peruggia, and Cecil B. DeMille. After him are Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Mikhail Larionov, Franz Gürtner, King Oliver, Max Pechstein, and Paul Cornu. Among people deceased in 1944, Artur Phleps ranks 80Before him are Jakob von Uexküll, E. M. Antoniadi, Aliya Moldagulova, Viktor Ullmann, Cécile Chaminade, and Kurt Gerron. After him are James McKeen Cattell, Milan Hodža, Erich Fellgiebel, Asmahan, Sergei Bulgakov, and Peter Deunov.

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Among people born in Romania, Artur Phleps ranks 84 out of 572Before him are Fritz Klein (1888), György Kurtág (1926), Vladimir Cosma (1940), Dositej Obradović (1742), Princess Ileana of Romania (1909), and Ana Aslan (1897). After him are Nicolae Iorga (1871), Serge Moscovici (1925), Christopher Báthory (1530), Károly Kerényi (1897), Ion Țiriac (1939), and Nicu Ceaușescu (1951).


Among military personnels born in Romania, Artur Phleps ranks 3Before him are Alexander Löhr (1885) and Petre Dumitrescu (1882). After him are Ion Mihai Pacepa (1928), Constantin Prezan (1861), Arthur Arz von Straußenburg (1857), Michael von Melas (1729), Constantin Constantinescu-Claps (1884), Franz Rohr von Denta (1854), and Ecaterina Teodoroiu (1894).