Ernst Barkmann

1919 - 2009

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Ernst Barkmann (later Ernst Schmuck-Barkmann) (25 August 1919 – 27 June 2009) was a German tank commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II. He is known for the actions undertaken at “Barkmann’s Corner", in which he halted a major U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Barkmann has received more than 149,481 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ernst Barkmann is the 606th most popular military personnel (down from 605th in 2019), the 1,522nd most popular biography from Germany and the 117th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Ernst Barkmann ranks 606 out of 1,466Before him are George I Rákóczi, Johan Banér, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, Takijirō Ōnishi, Sergey Akhromeyev, and Abdallah ibn Sa'd. After him are Georges Guynemer, Nikolay Gumilyov, Charles Sweeney, Lei Feng, Julius von Payer, and Oda Nobuhide.

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Among people born in 1919, Ernst Barkmann ranks 64Before him are Ashraf Pahlavi, Mieczysław Weinberg, Mohamed Boudiaf, Ryszard Kaczorowski, Licio Gelli, and Maurice Herzog. After him are Charles Sweeney, Wolfgang Wagner, Mad Mike Hoare, William Lipscomb, René Barrientos, and Mario Bunge. Among people deceased in 2009, Ernst Barkmann ranks 70Before him are Philip José Farmer, Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Pavel Popovich, Clive Granger, Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, and Vyacheslav Tikhonov. After him are Rafael Caldera, Israel Gelfand, Andrew Wyeth, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Shih Kien, and Achille Compagnoni.

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Among people born in Germany, Ernst Barkmann ranks 1,522 out of 5,289Before him are Christian I, Elector of Saxony (1560), Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719), Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1667), Hermann Schlegel (1804), Leopold Gmelin (1788), and Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick (1714). After him are Princess Alexandrine of Baden (1820), Moritz von Jacobi (1801), Pascual Jordan (1902), Karl Eberhard Schöngarth (1903), William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1602), and Albert III, Duke of Bavaria (1401).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Ernst Barkmann ranks 117Before him are Max Immelmann (1890), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Ernst Lindemann (1894), Oswald Boelcke (1891), and Hans Langsdorff (1894). After him are Adolf Heusinger (1897), Adolf Strauss (1879), Wilhelm Rediess (1900), Georg Stumme (1886), Herbert Kappler (1907), and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651).