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Ernst Udet

1896 - 1941

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Ernst Udet (26 April 1896 – 17 November 1941) was a German pilot during World War I and a Luftwaffe Colonel-General (Generaloberst) during World War II. Udet joined the Imperial German Air Service in April 1915 at the age of 19, and eventually became a notable flying ace of World War I, scoring 62 confirmed victories. The highest scoring German fighter pilot to survive that war, and the second-highest scoring after Manfred von Richthofen, his commander in the Flying Circus, Udet rose to become a squadron commander under Richthofen, and later under Hermann Göring. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Udet has received more than 802,600 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernst Udet is the 8th most popular pilot (down from 7th in 2019), the 548th most popular biography from Germany (down from 514th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Pilot.

Ernst Udet was a German fighter pilot during World War I and World War II. He was also a test pilot and designer of World War II aircraft.

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Among pilots, Ernst Udet ranks 8 out of 48Before him are Amelia Earhart, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Sabiha Gökçen, Roland Garros, Adolf Galland, and Hanna Reitsch. After him are Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, Ivan Kozhedub, Hermann Graf, and Marina Raskova.

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Among people born in 1896, Ernst Udet ranks 25Before him are Felix Steiner, Milena Jesenská, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Dziga Vertov, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Donald Winnicott. After him are Howard Hawks, Célestin Freinet, Buenaventura Durruti, Italo Balbo, Erich Koch, and Helen of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1941, Ernst Udet ranks 21Before him are Walther Nernst, Ioannis Metaxas, Paul Sabatier, El Lissitzky, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Hans Spemann. After him are Werner Mölders, Werner Sombart, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Sherwood Anderson, and Henri Lebesgue.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Udet ranks 548 out of 6,142Before him are Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Albert the Bear (1100), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Dietrich Eckart (1868), and Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743). After him are Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Ernst Bloch (1885), Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), Karl Ziegler (1898), and Kurt Meyer (1910).

Among PILOTS In Germany

Among pilots born in Germany, Ernst Udet ranks 2Before him are Adolf Galland (1912). After him are Hermann Graf (1912), Mathias Rust (1968), Helmut Wick (1915), and Gotthard Handrick (1908).