Erich Fellgiebel

1886 - 1944

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Fritz Erich Fellgiebel (4 October 1886 – 4 September 1944) was a German Army general and a conspirator in the 20 July plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. In 1929, Fellgiebel became head of the cipher bureau (German: Chiffrierstelle) of the Ministry of the Reichswehr, which would later become the OKW/Chi. He was a signals specialist and was instrumental in introducing a common enciphering machine, the Enigma machine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Fellgiebel has received more than 227,489 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Erich Fellgiebel is the 580th most popular military personnel, the 298th most popular biography from Poland and the 30th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Erich Fellgiebel ranks 580 out of 1,466Before him are Surena, Demosthenes, Paul Revere, Ludwig von Benedek, Yevgeny Khaldei, and Minamoto no Yoshinaka. After him are Lazare Hoche, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria, Mahmud Shevket Pasha, Maximilian von Prittwitz, and Hans Langsdorff.

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Among people born in 1886, Erich Fellgiebel ranks 61Before him are Rex Stout, Garegin Nzhdeh, Henry King, Werner Kempf, Frank Lloyd, and Willem Drees. After him are Edward Weston, Nikolay Gumilyov, Georg Stumme, Edward Bach, Amédée Ozenfant, and Tsuguharu Foujita. Among people deceased in 1944, Erich Fellgiebel ranks 83Before him are Viktor Ullmann, Cécile Chaminade, Kurt Gerron, Artur Phleps, James McKeen Cattell, and Milan Hodža. After him are Asmahan, Sergei Bulgakov, Peter Deunov, Fritz Pfeffer, Frank Marshall, and Hiroyoshi Nishizawa.

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Among people born in Poland, Erich Fellgiebel ranks 298 out of 1,231Before him are Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Edward Gierek (1913), Sophie of Pomerania (1498), Ferdinand Cohn (1828), Mieczysław Weinberg (1919), and Moïse Kisling (1891). After him are Przemysł II (1257), David Seymour (1911), Sławomir Mrożek (1930), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Hyacinth of Poland (1185), and Ludwig Guttmann (1899).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Erich Fellgiebel ranks 30Before him are Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), Otto von Below (1857), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), and Casimir Pulaski (1745). After him are Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Rüdiger von der Goltz (1865), Walther Nehring (1892), Heinz Reinefarth (1903), Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz (1893), and Helmuth von Pannwitz (1898).