Ernst Busch

1885 - 1945

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Ernst Bernhard Wilhelm Busch (6 July 1885 – 17 July 1945) was a German Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal) during World War II who commanded the 16th Army (as a Generaloberst) and Army Group Centre. During World War I, Busch served as an infantry officer and was retained in the postwar army of the Weimar Republic. He steadily rose in seniority and by 1936 was a general and commander of the 23rd Infantry Division. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Busch has received more than 12,927 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernst Busch is the 189th most popular military personnel (down from 170th in 2019), the 475th most popular biography from Germany (down from 395th in 2019) and the 41st most popular German Military Personnel.

Ernst Busch was a German singer who was most famous for his performances in operas.

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Over the past year Ernst Busch has had the most page views in the with 33,097 views, followed by Russian (21,858), and Japanese (8,848). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (368.88%), Aragonese (112.70%), and Galician (27.89%)


Among military personnels, Ernst Busch ranks 189 out of 2,058Before him are Felix Steiner, Mardonius, Josip Jelačić, Mikhail Frunze, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, and Maxime Weygand. After him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Jean-Baptiste Kléber, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Giovanni Giustiniani, and Syagrius.

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Among people born in 1885, Ernst Busch ranks 18Before him are Julius Streicher, Robert Delaunay, Faisal I of Iraq, Chester W. Nimitz, André Maurois, and Mikhail Frunze. After him are Princess Alice of Battenberg, Ernst Bloch, George de Hevesy, Sonia Delaunay, Vladimir Tatlin, and Yakov Sverdlov. Among people deceased in 1945, Ernst Busch ranks 42Before him are Stefan Banach, Hans Krebs, Roland Freisler, Giovanni Agnelli, Friedrich Fromm, and Francis William Aston. After him are Vladimir Vernadsky, Franz Werfel, Oskar Dirlewanger, Josef Kramer, Hans Geiger, and Wilhelm Burgdorf.

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Among people born in Germany, Ernst Busch ranks 475 out of 7,253Before him are Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), Walther Rathenau (1867), Werner von Fritsch (1880), and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837). After him are Henri Nestlé (1814), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Gerda Taro (1910), Robert Bosch (1861), and Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Ernst Busch ranks 41Before him are Joachim Peiper (1915), Paul Hausser (1880), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Georg von Küchler (1881), and Hans Krebs (1898). After him are Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Erhard Milch (1892), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888).