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 1,730,641 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. August Landmesser is the 2,983rd most popular politician (up from 5,470th in 2019), the 825th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,423rd in 2019) and the 232nd 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 2,983 out of 15,710Before him are Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Merenre Nemtyemsaf I, Alexander II of Macedon, Alexander Jannaeus, and Emperor Shenzong of Song. After him are Lars Porsena, Mstislav I of Kiev, Marie Louise Gonzaga, Al-Kamil, Cola di Rienzo, and Zhao Bing.

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Among people born in 1910, August Landmesser ranks 40Before him are Momofuku Ando, Robert van Gulik, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Pierre Schaeffer, Galina Ulanova, and Michel Aflaq. After him are Meša Selimović, Erich Kempka, Edvard Kardelj, Luise Rainer, Jean-Louis Barrault, and J. Allen Hynek. Among people deceased in 1944, August Landmesser ranks 52Before him are Kasturba Gandhi, Abbas II of Egypt, Friedrich Dollmann, Hans-Valentin Hube, Eduard Dietl, and Walter Nowotny. After him are Bronislav Kaminski, Emilio De Bono, Jean Giraudoux, Harold Lowe, Christian Wirth, and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Landmesser ranks 825 out of 5,289Before him are Julius Richard Petri (1852), Viktor Lutze (1890), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Günther Lütjens (1889), Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), and Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414). After him are Johann Mattheson (1681), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Carl von Linde (1842), Arno Breker (1900), Frederica of Baden (1781), and Bettina von Arnim (1785).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, August Landmesser ranks 232Before him are Albert V, Duke of Bavaria (1528), Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910), Manfred Rommel (1928), Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1557), Josef Terboven (1898), and Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823). After him are Wolfgang Schäuble (1942), Kurt Zeitzler (1895), Gustav Radbruch (1878), Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (1868), Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), and Philip William, Elector Palatine (1615).