Erich Priebke

1913 - 2013

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Erich Priebke (29 July 1913 – 11 October 2013) was a German mid-level SS commander in the SS police force (SiPo) of Nazi Germany. In 1996, he was convicted of war crimes in Italy, for commanding the unit which was responsible for the Ardeatine massacre in Rome on 24 March 1944 in which 335 Italian civilians were killed in retaliation for a partisan attack that killed 33 men of the German SS Police Regiment Bozen. Priebke was one of the men held responsible for this mass execution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Priebke has received more than 766,100 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Erich Priebke is the 267th most popular military personnel (down from 261st in 2019), the 625th most popular biography from Germany (down from 605th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular Military Personnel.

Erich Priebke was a German SS officer who was found guilty of the 1944 massacre of 335 Italian civilians in Rome.

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Among military personnels, Erich Priebke ranks 267 out of 1,468Before him are Alois Brunner, Matthew C. Perry, Sun Bin, Maurice Benyovszky, Omar Bradley, and Yermak Timofeyevich. After him are Oenomaus, Wang Jian, Reinhard Gehlen, Gerhard Barkhorn, Alexandre de Beauharnais, and Karl Wolff.

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Among people born in 1913, Erich Priebke ranks 30Before him are Bảo Đại, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Kenzō Tange, Roger Garaudy, Jimmy Hoffa, and Werner Mölders. After him are Frances Farmer, Silvio Piola, Witold Lutosławski, Leônidas, Carmen Amaya, and Stanford Moore. Among people deceased in 2013, Erich Priebke ranks 32Before him are Nílton Santos, Don Shirley, Rochus Misch, François Jacob, Donald A. Glaser, and Jang Song-thaek. After him are Richard Griffiths, Jovanka Broz, Boris Berezovsky, Ray Manzarek, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, and James M. Buchanan.

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Among people born in Germany, Erich Priebke ranks 625 out of 6,142Before him are Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), Adam of Bremen (null), August Horch (1868), Franz Stuck (1863), Curd Jürgens (1915), and Fritz Perls (1893). After him are Johannes Rau (1931), August Bebel (1840), Hans Morgenthau (1904), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978), and Walther Rathenau (1867).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erich Priebke ranks 62Before him are Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Kurt Meyer (1910), Erich Hoepner (1886), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Werner Mölders (1913), and Maurice de Saxe (1696). After him are Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Karl Wolff (1900), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), and Arthur Nebe (1894).