Erhard Milch

1892 - 1972

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Erhard Milch (30 March 1892 – 25 January 1972) was a German Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal) who oversaw the development of the German air force (Luftwaffe) as part of the re-armament of Nazi Germany (1933-1945) following World War I (1914-1918). He served as State Secretary in the Reich Ministry of Aviation from May 1933 until June 1944 and as Inspector General of the air force from February 1939 to January 1945. During most of World War II he was in charge of German aircraft production and supply. In the Milch Trial of 1947, a U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erhard Milch has received more than 928,242 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Erhard Milch is the 209th most popular military personnel (down from 192nd in 2019), the 518th most popular biography from Germany (down from 451st in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Military Personnel.

Erhard Milch was a German general in the Luftwaffe and Minister of Aviation during the Nazi era. He is most famous for his service as the head of the Luftwaffe during World War II.

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Over the past year Erhard Milch has had the most page views in the with 128,464 views, followed by German (71,003), and Russian (28,231). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (58.66%), Afrikaans (56.76%), and Belarusian (32.78%)


Among military personnels, Erhard Milch ranks 209 out of 2,058Before him are Oskar Dirlewanger, Sun Jian, Henning von Tresckow, Lavr Kornilov, Yue Fei, and George Armstrong Custer. After him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Slobodan Praljak, Sun Ce, Andranik, Muhammad bin Qasim, and Han Xin.

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Among people born in 1892, Erhard Milch ranks 32Before him are George Paget Thomson, Ernst Lubitsch, William P. Murphy, Shirō Ishii, Erwin Panofsky, and Amanullah Khan. After him are Arthur Compton, Marina Tsvetaeva, Andrey Yeryomenko, Robert Ritter von Greim, Bruno Schulz, and Darius Milhaud. Among people deceased in 1972, Erhard Milch ranks 20Before him are Franz Halder, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Katherine Oppenheimer, Talal of Jordan, Paul Hausser, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Maurice Chevalier, Dino Buzzati, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Andrei Tupolev, Paul-Henri Spaak, and Heinrich Lübke.

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Among people born in Germany, Erhard Milch ranks 518 out of 7,253Before him are Helmut Newton (1920), Josef Kramer (1906), Patrick Süskind (1949), Niklas Luhmann (1927), Hans Geiger (1882), and Klaus Mann (1906). After him are Wassily Leontief (1906), Hans Spemann (1869), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), F. W. Murnau (1888), and Peter Simon Pallas (1741).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erhard Milch ranks 46Before him are Hans Krebs (1898), Ernst Busch (1885), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), and Henning von Tresckow (1901). After him are Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Wilhelm List (1880), Kurt Student (1890), Walther von Reichenau (1884), and Wilhelm Mohnke (1911).