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August Landmesser

1910 - 1944

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August Landmesser ([ˈaʊ̯ɡʊst ˈlantˌmɛsɐ]; 24 May 1910 – 17 October 1944) was a worker at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. He became known as the possible identity of a man appearing in a 1936 photograph, conspicuously refusing to perform the Nazi salute with the other workers. 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 1,830,057 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). August Landmesser is the 3,044th most popular politician (down from 2,979th in 2019), the 816th most popular biography from Germany (up from 825th in 2019) and the 240th 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 3,044 out of 15,577Before him are Charibert I, Guo Jia, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Prince Augustus William of Prussia, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Abbas II of Egypt. After him are Teos of Egypt, Odaenathus, Bardiya, Emperor Sakuramachi, Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse, and Henry II the Pious.

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Among people born in 1910, August Landmesser ranks 33Before him are Ludwig Stumpfegger, Nathuram Godse, Helenio Herrera, Samuel Barber, Momofuku Ando, and Jean Anouilh. After him are Jean-Louis Barrault, Erich Kempka, Paul Flory, Robert van Gulik, Pierre Schaeffer, and Joseph Kasa-Vubu. Among people deceased in 1944, August Landmesser ranks 52Before him are Max Jacob, Friedrich Dollmann, Hans-Valentin Hube, Eduard Dietl, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, and Abbas II of Egypt. After him are Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Bertha Benz, Bronislav Kaminski, Mohammed Alim Khan, George Stinney, and Walter Nowotny.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Landmesser ranks 816 out of 6,142Before him are Bernard Katz (1911), Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724), Anthony of Saxony (1755), Bernd Schuster (1959), Paul Reuter (1816), and Prince Augustus William of Prussia (1722). After him are Johann Martin Schleyer (1831), Frederica of Baden (1781), Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (1573), Luz Long (1913), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), and Ernst Kretschmer (1888).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, August Landmesser ranks 240Before him are Agnes of Merania (1175), Gustav Radbruch (1878), Albert V, Duke of Bavaria (1528), Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873), Anthony of Saxony (1755), and Prince Augustus William of Prussia (1722). After him are Joseph Wirth (1879), Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), John Rabe (1882), Princess Louise of Prussia (1838), Oswald Pohl (1892), and John George III, Elector of Saxony (1647).