Dietrich von Saucken

1892 - 1980

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Dietrich Friedrich Eduard Kasimir von Saucken (16 May 1892 – 27 September 1980) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 2nd Army and the Army East Prussia. Turning down an offer to escape by air, he surrendered to the Red Army in May 1945. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dietrich von Saucken has received more than 375,607 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Dietrich von Saucken is the 795th most popular military personnel (up from 798th in 2019), the 655th most popular biography from Russia (up from 691st in 2019) and the 60th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Dietrich von Saucken ranks 795 out of 2,058Before him are Shibata Katsuie, Jean Maximilien Lamarque, Frank Jack Fletcher, Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha, Jahangir Mirza, and Iona Yakir. After him are Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, Helmuth von Pannwitz, Hasan Salama, Macrianus Major, Sergey Surovikin, and Georg Lindemann.

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Among people born in 1892, Dietrich von Saucken ranks 97Before him are Alice Ball, Radola Gajda, Djuna Barnes, Nikolai Polikarpov, Agnes Smedley, and Ivan Šubašić. After him are Edoardo Agnelli, Ludwig Crüwell, Erich Brandenberger, Mahidol Adulyadej, Harry Dexter White, and Helmuth Plessner. Among people deceased in 1980, Dietrich von Saucken ranks 81Before him are Ernst Busch, Ida Kamińska, Olga Chekhova, John Mauchly, Masayoshi Ōhira, and Katia Mann. After him are Lil Dagover, Marino Marini, Ahmad Shukeiri, Zygmunt Berling, Tadao Takayama, and Ľudovít Fulla.

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Among people born in Russia, Dietrich von Saucken ranks 655 out of 3,761Before him are Valeriy Brumel (1942), Taihō Kōki (1940), Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859), Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (1301), Pavel Alexandrov (1896), and Khertek Anchimaa-Toka (1912). After him are Georgy Flyorov (1913), Nina Kulagina (1926), Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia (1861), Olga Ladyzhenskaya (1922), Sergey Surovikin (1966), and Praskovia Saltykova (1664).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Dietrich von Saucken ranks 60Before him are Nikolai Ogarkov (1917), Mikhail Miloradovich (1771), Sergey Akhromeyev (1923), Nikolay Voronov (1899), Boris Sheremetev (1652), and Iosif Gurko (1828). After him are Sergey Surovikin (1966), Vasily Petrov (1917), Walter Weiß (1890), Ivan Panfilov (1893), Joseph Trumpeldor (1880), and Boris Gromov (1943).