Erich Topp

1914 - 2005

Erich Topp

Erich Topp (2 July 1914 – 26 December 2005) was the third most successful of German U-Boat commanders of World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany. He sank 35 ships for a total of 197,460 gross register tons (GRT). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Topp has received more than 138,574 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 100th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Erich Topp ranks 100 out of 287Before him are Ivan Sechenov, Christian Otto Mohr, Vasily Degtyaryov, Banū Mūsā, François Laurent d'Arlandes, and Charles Rolls. After him are Erik Dahlbergh, Fedor Tokarev, Jimmy Doolittle, Li Kui, Eupalinos, and Johan August Brinell.

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Among people born in 1914, Erich Topp ranks 81Before him are Achille Compagnoni, Demetrios I of Constantinople, Lilli Palmer, Unity Mitford, Marcos Pérez Jiménez, and Nicolas de Staël. After him are Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Pietro Germi, Alberto Lattuada, Bernard Malamud, Richard Basehart, and Bill Finger. Among people deceased in 2005, Erich Topp ranks 78Before him are Zhang Chunqiao, Álvaro Cunhal, Maurice Trintignant, Amrish Puri, Kocheril R. Narayanan, and Monica Zetterlund. After him are Alberto Lattuada, Richard Pryor, Richard Smalley, Ghena Dimitrova, Jef Raskin, and Alain Bombard.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erich Topp ranks 1,622 out of 3,763Before him are Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923), Max Skladanowsky (1863), Hans Vaihinger (1852), Helmuth Plessner (1892), Charles the Child (847), and August Ludwig von Schlözer (1735). After him are Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (1719), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Udo Dirkschneider (1952), Ralf Hütter (1946), Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915), and Diane Kruger (1976).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Erich Topp ranks 13Before him are August Horch (1868), Albert Göring (1895), Walter Dornberger (1895), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Arthur Scherbius (1878), and Christian Otto Mohr (1835). After him are Alexander Lippisch (1894), Gustave Whitehead (1874), John A. Roebling (1806), Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935), Claude Dornier (1884), and Hugo Eckener (1868).

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