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Elyesa Bazna

1904 - 1970

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Elyesa Bazna (Turkish: [ˈeljesa ˈbazna]), sometimes known as Ilyaz and Iliaz Bazna (Albanian: [iliaz bazna]; 28 July 1904 – 21 December 1970), was a secret agent for Nazi Germany during World War II, operating under the code name Cicero. Born in Pristina, Bazna attended a military academy, and joined a French military unit at age 16. He was caught stealing cars and weapons, for which he served three years in a penal labor camp in France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elyesa Bazna has received more than 293,929 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Elyesa Bazna is the 525th most popular military personnel (up from 650th in 2019).

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Among military personnels, Elyesa Bazna ranks 525 out of 1,468Before him are Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Alexander von Kluck, Pavel Batitsky, Herta Bothe, Marie-Pierre Kœnig, and George I Rákóczi. After him are Ivan Yakubovsky, Antonio Tejero, Sergey Gorshkov, Bob Denard, Heinz Lammerding, and Walter Rauff.

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Among people born in 1904, Elyesa Bazna ranks 60Before him are Otto Robert Frisch, Peter Lorre, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Leopold Trepper, George Stevens, and Charles J. Pedersen. After him are Arshile Gorky, Ralph Bellamy, František Plánička, Luigi Dallapiccola, Arnold Gehlen, and Count Basie. Among people deceased in 1970, Elyesa Bazna ranks 58Before him are Elsa Triolet, Maud Lewis, Pedro Cea, Erich Heckel, Leslie Groves, and Marie-Pierre Kœnig. After him are Nikolay Shvernik, Toshio Iwatani, Alfred Newman, Michael Balint, Fritz Bayerlein, and Giuseppe Ungaretti.

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