Erich Ludendorff

1865 - 1937

Erich Ludendorff

Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (9 April 1865 – 20 December 1937) was a German general, politician and military theorist. He first achieved fame during World War I for his central role in the German Army’s victories at Liège and Tannenberg in 1914. Upon his rise to First Quartermaster-general (German: Erster Generalquartiermeister) of the Great General Staff on August 1916, he emerged as the leading policymaker in a military dictatorship that dominated Germany for the remainder of the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Ludendorff has received more than 2,133,628 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Erich Ludendorff ranks 48 out of 1,194Before him are Gerd von Rundstedt, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Vasily Zaitsev, Belisarius, Isoroku Yamamoto, and Germanicus. After him are T. E. Lawrence, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Otto Skorzeny, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Fedor von Bock, and Erich Raeder.

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Among people born in 1865, Erich Ludendorff ranks 5Before him are Jean Sibelius, Rudyard Kipling, Pieter Zeeman, and George V. After him are W. B. Yeats, Ferdinand I of Romania, Alexander Glazunov, Arthur Harden, Warren G. Harding, Archduke Otto of Austria, and Carl Nielsen. Among people deceased in 1937, Erich Ludendorff ranks 10Before him are Alfred Adler, Maurice Ravel, Antonio Gramsci, John D. Rockefeller, H. P. Lovecraft, and Amelia Earhart. After him are George Gershwin, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, J. M. Barrie, and Gustaf Dalén.

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Among people born in Poland, Erich Ludendorff ranks 20 out of 930Before him are Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), Fritz Haber (1868), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Janusz Korczak (1878), and Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742). After him are Zygmunt Bauman (1925), Fedor von Bock (1880), Stanisław Lem (1921), Władysław Szpilman (1911), Irena Sendler (1910), and Adam Mickiewicz (1798).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Erich Ludendorff ranks 2Before him are Heinz Guderian (1888). After him are Fedor von Bock (1880), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Günther von Kluge (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Anton Denikin (1872), Kurt Student (1890), and Erwin von Witzleben (1881).

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