Erich von Manstein

1887 - 1973

Erich von Manstein

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 1,706,426 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 18th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Erich von Manstein ranks 18 out of 1,194Before him are Themistocles, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, Cao Cao, Prince Eugene of Savoy, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. After him are Cesare Borgia, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Wilhelm Keitel, Heinz Guderian, Friedrich Paulus, and Pyrrhus of Epirus.

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Among people born in 1887, Erich von Manstein ranks 6Before him are Le Corbusier, Chiang Kai-shek, Marc Chagall, Erwin Schrödinger, and Marcel Duchamp. After him are Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, and Gustav Ludwig Hertz. Among people deceased in 1973, Erich von Manstein ranks 7Before him are Pablo Picasso, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bruce Lee, David Ben-Gurion, Pablo Neruda, and Salvador Allende. After him are Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, İsmet İnönü, Pearl S. Buck, and Henri Charrière.

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Among people born in Germany, Erich von Manstein ranks 71 out of 3,763Before him are Erich Fromm (1900), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), William I, German Emperor (1797), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Richard Strauss (1864), and Jacques Offenbach (1819). After him are Karl Jaspers (1883), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Clara Zetkin (1857), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Martin Bormann (1900), and Jürgen Habermas (1929).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erich von Manstein ranks 3Before him are Erwin Rommel (1891) and Adolf Eichmann (1906). After him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Ernst Röhm (1887), Alfred Jodl (1890), Arminius (-17), Karl Dönitz (1891), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Erich Raeder (1876).

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