Erich Hartmann

1922 - 1993

Erich Hartmann

Erich Alfred Hartmann (19 April 1922 – 20 September 1993) was a German fighter pilot during World War II and the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. He flew 1,404 combat missions and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions. He was credited with shooting down 352 Allied aircraft—345 Soviet and seven American—while serving with the Luftwaffe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Hartmann has received more than 1,685,915 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 75th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Erich Hartmann ranks 75 out of 1,194Before him are Mikhail Kutuzov, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Stanislav Petrov, George S. Patton, Hephaestion, and Wilhelm Canaris. After him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Jan Žižka, Zhao Yun, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Albert Kesselring, and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.

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Among people born in 1922, Erich Hartmann ranks 11Before him are Christopher Lee, Thomas Kuhn, Norodom Sihanouk, Doris Day, Judy Garland, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali. After him are Jack Kerouac, Franjo Tuđman, Emil Zátopek, Ava Gardner, Aage Bohr, and Erving Goffman. Among people deceased in 1993, Erich Hartmann ranks 8Before him are Pablo Escobar, Federico Fellini, Rudolf Nureyev, James Hunt, William Golding, and Frank Zappa. After him are Turgut Özal, Baudouin of Belgium, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Anthony Burgess, and Bobby Moore.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erich Hartmann ranks 199 out of 3,763Before him are Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Nelly Sachs (1891), Michael Schumacher (1969), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), and Wilhelm Dilthey (1833). After him are Johannes Stark (1874), Walter Ulbricht (1893), Emmy Noether (1882), Georgius Agricola (1494), Augustus III of Poland (1696), and Baron d'Holbach (1723).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erich Hartmann ranks 15Before him are Arminius (-17), Karl Dönitz (1891), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Erich Raeder (1876), Michel Ney (1769), and Wilhelm Canaris (1887). After him are Michael Wittmann (1914), Hermann Hoth (1885), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742).

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