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Erich Ludendorff

1865 - 1937

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Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (9 April 1865 – 20 December 1937) was a German general, politician and military theorist. He achieved fame during World War I for his central role in the German victories at Liège and Tannenberg in 1914. Following his appointment as First Quartermaster-general (German: Erster Generalquartiermeister) of the Imperial Army's Great General Staff in 1916, he became the chief policymaker in a de facto military dictatorship that dominated Germany for the rest of the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Ludendorff has received more than 3,068,937 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Erich Ludendorff is the 58th most popular military personnel (down from 51st in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Poland (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Erich Ludendorff was a German general during World War I. He was in charge of the German armies on the Western Front. He is most famous for his role in the German defeat in 1918.

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Among military personnels, Erich Ludendorff ranks 58 out of 1,468Before him are Belisarius, Otto Skorzeny, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Germanicus. After him are Albrecht von Wallenstein, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Erich Raeder, Mikhail Kutuzov, Hamilcar Barca, and Erich Hartmann.

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Among people born in 1865, Erich Ludendorff ranks 5Before him are Jean Sibelius, George V, Rudyard Kipling, and Pieter Zeeman. After him are Ferdinand I of Romania, Warren G. Harding, Archduke Otto of Austria, W. B. Yeats, Alexander Glazunov, Carl Nielsen, and Paul Dukas. Among people deceased in 1937, Erich Ludendorff ranks 11Before him are John D. Rockefeller, Maurice Ravel, Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, and George Gershwin. After him are Lou Andreas-Salomé, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Gerda Taro, J. M. Barrie, and Yevgeny Zamyatin.

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Among people born in Poland, Erich Ludendorff ranks 21 out of 1,454Before him are Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Janusz Korczak (1878), Stanisław Lem (1921), and Fedor von Bock (1880). After him are Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Władysław Szpilman (1911), Zygmunt Bauman (1925), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), and Wisława Szymborska (1923).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Erich Ludendorff ranks 3Before him are Manfred von Richthofen (1892) and Fedor von Bock (1880). After him are Günther von Kluge (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755).