Erich Kempka

1910 - 1975

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Erich Kempka (16 September 1910 – 24 January 1975) was a member of the SS in Nazi Germany who served as Adolf Hitler's primary chauffeur from 1936 to April 1945. He was present in the area of the Reich Chancellery on 30 April 1945, when Hitler shot himself in the Führerbunker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Kempka has received more than 587,209 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Erich Kempka is the 442nd most popular military personnel (down from 377th in 2019), the 1,049th most popular biography from Germany (down from 871st in 2019) and the 87th most popular German Military Personnel.

Erich Kempka was a Nazi officer who served as Adolf Hitler's chauffeur. He is most famous for driving the Führer to his bunker at the end of World War II, and for being the last person to see Hitler alive.

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Over the past year Erich Kempka has had the most page views in the with 64,677 views, followed by German (30,703), and Russian (14,334). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (19,700.00%), Portuguese (43.60%), and Italian (27.91%)


Among military personnels, Erich Kempka ranks 442 out of 2,058Before him are Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Pavel Nakhimov, Horatius Cocles, Petre Dumitrescu, Viktor Kulikov, and Yoshiko Kawashima. After him are Muqali, Vjekoslav Luburić, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Armando Diaz, Guillaume Brune, and Xiahou Yuan.

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Among people born in 1910, Erich Kempka ranks 50Before him are Luise Rainer, Edvard Kardelj, Pierre Schaeffer, António de Spínola, Ne Win, and Momofuku Ando. After him are Kim Il, Said bin Taimur, Farid al-Atrash, Francisco Varallo, Galina Ulanova, and Jean-Louis Barrault. Among people deceased in 1975, Erich Kempka ranks 37Before him are Julian Huxley, József Mindszenty, Chivu Stoica, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Gottlob Berger, and Dong Biwu. After him are Vicente Feola, Susan Hayward, Ernst Hanfstaengl, François Tombalbaye, Bernard Herrmann, and Joseph Bech.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erich Kempka ranks 1,049 out of 7,253Before him are Johann Mattheson (1681), Marie of Prussia (1825), Carl Ludwig (1816), Ernst Barlach (1870), Dagmar of Bohemia (1186), and Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (1658). After him are Carsten Niebuhr (1733), Manfred Rommel (1928), Bert Sakmann (1942), Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1709), and Michel Bréal (1832).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erich Kempka ranks 87Before him are Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Herbert Gille (1897), Christian Wirth (1885), Günther Lütjens (1889), and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760). After him are Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), Viktor Lutze (1890), Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594), Max Hoffmann (1869), and Johannes Frießner (1892).