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Ernst Busch

1885 - 1945

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Ernst Bernhard Wilhelm Busch (6 July 1885 – 17 July 1945) was a German Generalfeldmarschall during World War II who commanded the 16th Army (as a Generaloberst) and later the massive 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 11,758 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernst Busch is the 164th most popular military personnel (down from 147th in 2019), the 395th most popular biography from Germany (down from 355th in 2019) and the 39th most popular German Military Personnel.

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

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Among military personnels, Ernst Busch ranks 164 out of 1,468Before him are Andrey Vlasov, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Abraha, Pyotr Bagration, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, and Joseph Joffre. After him are Joachim Peiper, Auguste de Marmont, Dietrich von Choltitz, George Armstrong Custer, Paul Tibbets, and Józef Poniatowski.

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Among people born in 1885, Ernst Busch ranks 17Before him are George S. Patton, Robert Delaunay, Karen Horney, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Chester W. Nimitz, and André Maurois. After him are Umberto Nobile, D. H. Lawrence, Vladimir Tatlin, Mikhail Frunze, George de Hevesy, and Ernst Bloch. Among people deceased in 1945, Ernst Busch ranks 35Before him are Hermann Fegelein, August von Mackensen, Friedrich Fromm, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Pierre Laval, and Emil Hácha. After him are Robert Ley, Francis William Aston, Hans Krebs, Oskar Dirlewanger, Roland Freisler, and Hans Fischer.

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Among people born in Germany, Ernst Busch ranks 395 out of 6,142Before him are Traudl Junge (1920), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Louise Mountbatten (1889), Richard Dedekind (1831), Ernst Thälmann (1886), and Harald zur Hausen (1936). After him are Hans Eysenck (1916), Joachim Peiper (1915), Hans Lippershey (1570), Walter Schellenberg (1910), Robert Ley (1890), and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Ernst Busch ranks 39Before him are Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Paul Hausser (1880), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Georg von Küchler (1881), Helmuth Weidling (1891), and Alfred von Schlieffen (1833). After him are Joachim Peiper (1915), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hans Krebs (1898), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), and Walther von Reichenau (1884).