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Claus von Stauffenberg

1907 - 1944

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Colonel Claus Philipp Maria Justinian Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (German: [ˈklaʊ̯s ˈʃɛŋk ˈɡʁaːf fɔn ˈʃtaʊ̯fn̩bɛʁk] (listen); 15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944) was a German army officer best known for his failed attempt on 20 July 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the Wolf's Lair. Despite initial support for the Nazi Party's nationalist aspects, and a tentative opposition to democracy, Stauffenberg joined the covert resistance movement within the Wehrmacht as the war continued, opposing the criminal character of the dictatorship. Alongside Major General Henning von Tresckow and General Hans Oster, Stauffenberg was a central figure in the conspiracy against Hitler within the Wehrmacht. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claus von Stauffenberg has received more than 4,677,107 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Claus von Stauffenberg is the 15th most popular social activist (up from 16th in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 94th in 2019) and the most popular German Social Activist.

Claus von stauffenberg was a German army officer who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944.

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Among social activists, Claus von Stauffenberg ranks 15 out of 538Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Jean-Paul Marat, and Aung San Suu Kyi. After him are Guy Fawkes, Robert Owen, Rosa Parks, Lady Godiva, Gustav I of Sweden, and Charlotte Corday.

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Among people born in 1907, Claus von Stauffenberg ranks 3Before him are Frida Kahlo and Astrid Lindgren. After him are Katharine Hepburn, Oscar Niemeyer, John Wayne, Edwin McMillan, Mircea Eliade, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Rachel Carson, and Alberto Moravia. Among people deceased in 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg ranks 7Before him are Edvard Munch, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Erwin Rommel, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Romain Rolland. After him are Abdulmejid II, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, William James Sidis, Richard Sorge, Günther von Kluge, and Reza Shah.

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Among people born in Germany, Claus von Stauffenberg ranks 93 out of 6,142Before him are Albertus Magnus (1206), Albert Speer (1905), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), and Friedrich Paulus (1890). After him are Gerhard Schröder (1944), Erik Erikson (1902), William Herschel (1738), Theodor Mommsen (1817), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), and Walter Gropius (1883).


Among social activists born in Germany, Claus von Stauffenberg ranks 1After him are Thomas Müntzer (1489), Martin Niemöller (1892), Sophie Scholl (1921), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Anneliese Michel (1952), Horst Wessel (1907), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Paul Schäfer (1921), Hans Scholl (1918), Alfred Naujocks (1911), and Gerda Christian (1913).