August Landmesser

1910 - 1944

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August Landmesser (German: [ˈaʊ̯ɡʊst ˈlantˌmɛsɐ]; 24 May 1910 – 17 October 1944) is suggested to be the man appearing in a 1936 photograph conspicuously refusing to perform the Nazi salute. Landmesser had run afoul of the Nazi Party over his unlawful relationship with Irma Eckler, a Jewish woman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Landmesser has received more than 2,023,851 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). August Landmesser is the 4,360th most popular politician (down from 2,997th in 2019), the 1,183rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 816th in 2019) and the 340th most popular German Politician.

August Landmesser was a member of the Nazi party and a worker at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg. He was arrested for refusing to give the Nazi salute and was sent to a concentration camp.

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Among politicians, August Landmesser ranks 4,360 out of 19,576Before him are Ansegisel, Constance of Antioch, Empress Dowager Ci'an, John III of Navarre, Ashot I of Armenia, and Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Avigdor Lieberman, Menua, Emperor Tsuchimikado, Hassan I of Morocco, Kōki Hirota, and Heracles of Macedon.

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Among people born in 1910, August Landmesser ranks 58Before him are Said bin Taimur, Farid al-Atrash, Francisco Varallo, Galina Ulanova, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Dorothy Vaughan. After him are Imi Lichtenfeld, Tancredo Neves, Lobsang Rampa, Pavel Batitsky, John Sturges, and Miguel Najdorf. Among people deceased in 1944, August Landmesser ranks 65Before him are Mohammed Alim Khan, George Stinney, Christian Wirth, Jean Tatlock, Asmahan, and Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal. After him are Erich Fellgiebel, Ida Tarbell, Leo Baekeland, Günther Korten, Cécile Chaminade, and Yvette Guilbert.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Landmesser ranks 1,183 out of 7,253Before him are Anna Maria van Schurman (1607), Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (1754), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Franz Ehrle (1845), Paul Natorp (1854), and Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785). After him are Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833), Marianne Bachmeier (1950), Vasily Radlov (1837), Georg Böhm (1661), Oskar Lafontaine (1943), and Amalia of Oldenburg (1818).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, August Landmesser ranks 340Before him are Theodelinda (570), Carl Clauberg (1898), Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826), Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (1575), Franz Josef Strauss (1915), and Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785). After him are Oskar Lafontaine (1943), Amalia of Oldenburg (1818), Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1907), Franz Seldte (1882), Margot Honecker (1927), and Wilhelm Stuckart (1902).