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Felix Steiner

1896 - 1966

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Felix Martin Julius Steiner (23 May 1896 – 12 May 1966) was a German SS commander during the Nazi era. During World War II, he served in the Waffen-SS, the combat branch of the SS, and commanded several SS divisions and corps. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Steiner has received more than 1,388,260 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Felix Steiner is the 180th most popular military personnel (down from 173rd in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Russia (down from 162nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Felix steiner is most famous for the invention of the steiner tree, which is a binary tree data structure that is used to find the shortest path between two nodes in a graph.

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Among military personnels, Felix Steiner ranks 180 out of 1,468Before him are Akechi Mitsuhide, Johannes Blaskowitz, Djemal Pasha, Matilda of Tuscany, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, and Aleksei Brusilov. After him are Walther von Reichenau, Syagrius, Draža Mihailović, Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, and Wilhelm Burgdorf.

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Among people born in 1896, Felix Steiner ranks 19Before him are Trygve Lie, Klement Gottwald, Andrei Zhdanov, Paula Hitler, Gerty Cori, and Oswald Mosley. After him are Milena Jesenská, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Dziga Vertov, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Donald Winnicott, and Ernst Udet. Among people deceased in 1966, Felix Steiner ranks 17Before him are Sepp Dietrich, Sayyid Qutb, Giuseppe Farina, Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, and Dietrich von Choltitz. After him are Cemal Gürsel, George de Hevesy, Frits Zernike, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Célestin Freinet, and Vincent Auriol.

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Among people born in Russia, Felix Steiner ranks 167 out of 3,262Before him are Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Witold Pilecki (1901), El Lissitzky (1890), and Sergey Shoygu (1955). After him are Gala Dalí (1894), Vladimir Tatlin (1885), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Käthe Kollwitz (1867), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), and Gotthard Heinrici (1886).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Felix Steiner ranks 13Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), and Johannes Blaskowitz (1883). After him are Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Vasily Stalin (1921), Yermak Timofeyevich (1532), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), and Boris Shaposhnikov (1882).