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Erhard Milch

1892 - 1972

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Erhard Milch (30 March 1892 – 25 January 1972) was a German general field marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) of Jewish heritage who oversaw the development of the German air force (Luftwaffe) as part of the re-armament of Nazi Germany following World War I. He was State Secretary in the Reich Ministry of Aviation and Inspector General of the Air force. During most of World War II, he was in charge of all aircraft production and supply. He was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Milch Trial, which was held before a U.S. military court in 1947, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erhard Milch has received more than 745,548 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Erhard Milch is the 186th most popular military personnel (up from 217th in 2019), the 451st most popular biography from Germany (up from 503rd in 2019) and the 48th 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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Among military personnels, Erhard Milch ranks 186 out of 1,468Before him are Walther von Reichenau, Syagrius, Draža Mihailović, Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, and Wilhelm Burgdorf. After him are Yue Fei, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Amr ibn al-As, Mikhail Frunze, Maximilian von Weichs, and Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly.

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Among people born in 1892, Erhard Milch ranks 29Before him are Arthur Honegger, Engelbert Dollfuss, Erwin Panofsky, Edward Victor Appleton, George Paget Thomson, and Mátyás Rákosi. After him are Marina Tsvetaeva, Ernst Lubitsch, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Stefan Banach, William P. Murphy, and Robert Ritter von Greim. Among people deceased in 1972, Erhard Milch ranks 15Before him are Ezra Pound, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, and Kwame Nkrumah. After him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, Andrei Tupolev, Maurice Chevalier, and Cristóbal Balenciaga.

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Among people born in Germany, Erhard Milch ranks 451 out of 6,142Before him are Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Niklas Luhmann (1927), Jochen Rindt (1942), Wilhelm List (1880), Josef Kramer (1906), and Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895). After him are Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Emile Berliner (1851), Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834), and Fritz Todt (1891).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erhard Milch ranks 48Before him are Hans Krebs (1898), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Wilhelm List (1880), and Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895). After him are Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Kurt Student (1890), Otto Carius (1922), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), and Otto Günsche (1917).