Erich von Manstein

1887 - 1973

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Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Manstein (24 November 1887 – 9 June 1973) was a German commander of the Wehrmacht, Nazi Germany's armed forces during the Second World War. He attained the rank of field marshal. Born into an aristocratic Prussian family with a long history of military service, Manstein joined the army at a young age and saw service on both the Western and Eastern Front during the First World War (1914–18). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich von Manstein has received more than 2,103,174 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Erich von Manstein is the 17th most popular military personnel (up from 18th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Germany (up from 71st in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Military Personnel.

Erich von Manstein was a German Field Marshal during World War II. He is most famous for his planning of the invasion of France and the Battle of Kursk.

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Among military personnels, Erich von Manstein ranks 17 out of 1,466Before him are William Wallace, Chiang Kai-shek, Themistocles, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Cao Cao, and Heinz Guderian. After him are Prince Eugene of Savoy, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Ptolemy I Soter, Wilhelm Keitel, Friedrich Paulus, and Oda Nobunaga.

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Among people born in 1887, Erich von Manstein ranks 8Before him are Chiang Kai-shek, Marc Chagall, Erwin Schrödinger, Marcel Duchamp, Charles I of Austria, and Srinivasa Ramanujan. After him are Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, and Arthur Rubinstein. Among people deceased in 1973, Erich von Manstein ranks 7Before him are Pablo Picasso, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bruce Lee, Pablo Neruda, David Ben-Gurion, and Salvador Allende. After him are Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, Pearl S. Buck, Henri Charrière, and Ivan Konev.

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Among people born in Germany, Erich von Manstein ranks 69 out of 5,289Before him are Jacques Offenbach (1819), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Karl Lagerfeld (1933), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), and Erich Maria Remarque (1898). After him are Richard Strauss (1864), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Charles the Bald (823), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), and Karl Jaspers (1883).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erich von Manstein ranks 4Before him are Erwin Rommel (1891), Karl Dönitz (1891), and Adolf Eichmann (1906). After him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Arminius (-17), Ernst Röhm (1887), Alfred Jodl (1890), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Walter Model (1891).