Baron Munchausen

1720 - 1797

Baron Munchausen

Baron Munchausen (; German: [ˈmʏnçˌhaʊzn̩]) is a fictional German nobleman created by the German writer Rudolf Erich Raspe in his 1785 book Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. The character is loosely based on a real baron, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen. Born in Bodenwerder, Electorate of Hanover, the real-life Münchhausen fought for the Russian Empire in the Russo-Turkish War of 1735–1739. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baron Munchausen has received more than 1,062,253 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 31st most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Baron Munchausen ranks 31 out of 1,194Before him are Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Ptolemy I Soter, Vercingetorix, Simo Häyhä, Guan Yu, and Roland. After him are Jochi, Ratko Mladić, Douglas MacArthur, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Flavius Aetius, and Ernst Röhm.

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Among people born in 1720, Baron Munchausen ranks 1After him are Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Anna Maria Mozart, Charles Edward Stuart, Philip, Duke of Parma, Carlo Gozzi, Emperor Sakuramachi, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Vilna Gaon, James Hargreaves, Charles Bonnet, and Hyder Ali. Among people deceased in 1797, Baron Munchausen ranks 1After him are Frederick William II of Prussia, Mary Wollstonecraft, Edmund Burke, François-Noël Babeuf, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Vilna Gaon, Joseph Wright of Derby, Horace Walpole, and Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Baron Munchausen ranks 98 out of 3,763Before him are Walter Benjamin (1892), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Leopold Mozart (1719), and Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368). After him are Nikolaus Otto (1832), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Heinrich Böll (1917), Erich Honecker (1912), and Novalis (1772).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Baron Munchausen ranks 6Before him are Erwin Rommel (1891), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), and Friedrich Paulus (1890). After him are Ernst Röhm (1887), Alfred Jodl (1890), Arminius (-17), Karl Dönitz (1891), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Erich Raeder (1876).

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