August von Mackensen

1849 - 1945

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Anton Ludwig Friedrich August Mackensen (ennobled as von Mackensen in 1899; 6 December 1849 – 8 November 1945), was a German field marshal. He commanded Army Group Mackensen during World War I (1914–1918) and became one of the German Empire's most prominent and competent military leaders. After the armistice of 11 November 1918, the victorious Allies interned Mackensen in Serbia for a year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August von Mackensen has received more than 1,601,424 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). August von Mackensen is the 139th most popular military personnel (down from 138th in 2019), the 345th most popular biography from Germany (down from 326th in 2019) and the 31st most popular German Military Personnel.

August von Mackensen is most famous for being a German Field Marshal during World War I.

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Among military personnels, August von Mackensen ranks 139 out of 2,058Before him are Dong Zhuo, Narses, Franz Halder, Eli Cohen, Ferdinand Schörner, and Robert Peary. After him are Chester W. Nimitz, Ubba, Hamilcar Barca, Zhou Yu, Pyotr Bagration, and José de San Martín.

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Among people born in 1849, August von Mackensen ranks 4Before him are Ivan Pavlov, August Strindberg, and Muhammad Abduh. After him are Édouard-Henri Avril, Felix Klein, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Bernhard von Bülow, John William Waterhouse, Alfred von Tirpitz, Sergei Witte, and Bertha Benz. Among people deceased in 1945, August von Mackensen ranks 28Before him are Irma Grese, Pierre Laval, Johan Huizinga, David Lloyd George, Vidkun Quisling, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. After him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Hermann Fegelein, Clara Petacci, Käthe Kollwitz, Emil Hácha, and Robert Ley.

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Among people born in Germany, August von Mackensen ranks 345 out of 7,253Before him are Emil Nolde (1867), Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Katharina von Bora (1498), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), and Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567). After him are Adam Weishaupt (1748), Richard Dedekind (1831), Martin Niemöller (1892), Katherine Oppenheimer (1910), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), and Ulrike Meinhof (1934).


Among military personnels born in Germany, August von Mackensen ranks 31Before him are Klaus Barbie (1913), Hermann Hoth (1885), Michael Wittmann (1914), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Franz Halder (1884), and Ferdinand Schörner (1892). After him are Ludwig Beck (1880), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), Hermann Fegelein (1906), Joachim Peiper (1915), Paul Hausser (1880), and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848).