Erwin Rommel

1891 - 1944

Erwin Rommel

Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944) was a German general and military theorist. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marshal in the Wehrmacht (armed forces) of Nazi Germany during World War II, as well as serving in the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic, and the army of Imperial Germany. Rommel was a highly decorated officer in World War I and was awarded the Pour le Mérite for his actions on the Italian Front. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erwin Rommel has received more than 6,825,715 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Erwin Rommel ranks 9 out of 1,194Before him are Joan of Arc, Timur, Charles de Gaulle, Spartacus, Chiang Kai-shek, and Charles Martel. After him are Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, Themistocles, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, and Cao Cao.

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Among people born in 1891, Erwin Rommel ranks 1After him are Antonio Gramsci, Sergei Prokofiev, Karl Dönitz, Mikhail Bulgakov, Max Ernst, James Chadwick, Walter Model, Henry Miller, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, and B. R. Ambedkar. Among people deceased in 1944, Erwin Rommel ranks 3Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Edvard Munch. After him are Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Abdulmejid II, Reza Shah, Günther von Kluge, and Michael Wittmann.

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Among people born in Germany, Erwin Rommel ranks 33 out of 3,763Before him are Heinrich Himmler (1900), Hermann Hesse (1877), Thomas Mann (1875), Martin Heidegger (1889), Karl Benz (1844), and Max Planck (1858). After him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Hermann Göring (1893), and Angela Merkel (1954).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erwin Rommel ranks 1After him are Adolf Eichmann (1906), Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Ernst Röhm (1887), Alfred Jodl (1890), Arminius (-17), Karl Dönitz (1891), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Erich Raeder (1876).

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