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 10,680 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ernst Busch is the 147th most popular military personnel (up from 154th in 2019), the 355th most popular biography from Germany (up from 372nd in 2019) and the 31st 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 147 out of 1,466Before him are Miloš Obilić, Chūichi Nagumo, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Mardonius, Hermann Fegelein, and Djemal Pasha. After him are Erwin von Witzleben, Helmuth Weidling, Semyon Budyonny, Franz Halder, José de San Martín, and Georg von Küchler.

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Among people born in 1885, Ernst Busch ranks 16Before him are François Mauriac, Faisal I of Iraq, Chester W. Nimitz, Robert Delaunay, Vladimir Tatlin, and André Maurois. After him are Karen Horney, Umberto Nobile, Mikhail Frunze, Princess Alice of Battenberg, D. H. Lawrence, and Ernst Bloch. Among people deceased in 1945, Ernst Busch ranks 31Before him are Heinrich Müller, Pierre Laval, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, David Lloyd George, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Hermann Fegelein. After him are Hans Krebs, August von Mackensen, Edgar Cayce, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Theodore Dreiser, and Roland Freisler.

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Among people born in Germany, Ernst Busch ranks 355 out of 5,289Before him are Henry the Lion (1129), Maria Alexandrovna (1824), Traudl Junge (1920), August Kekulé (1829), Hermann Fegelein (1906), and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776). After him are Karen Horney (1885), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Ernst Abbe (1840), Werner Herzog (1942), and Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Ernst Busch ranks 31Before him are Klaus Barbie (1913), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Ludwig Beck (1880), Heinrich Müller (1900), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), and Hermann Fegelein (1906). After him are Helmuth Weidling (1891), Franz Halder (1884), Georg von Küchler (1881), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Paul Hausser (1880), and Hans Krebs (1898).