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 1,202,519 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Felix Steiner is the 173rd most popular military personnel (up from 183rd in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 170th in 2019) and the 12th 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 173 out of 1,466Before him are Matilda of Tuscany, August von Mackensen, Lavr Kornilov, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Mikhail Frunze, and Paul Tibbets. After him are Dragut, Anton Denikin, Wilhelm List, Joachim Peiper, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, and Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus.

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Among people born in 1896, Felix Steiner ranks 16Before him are Antonin Artaud, Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Klement Gottwald, Andrei Zhdanov, and Oswald Mosley. After him are Paula Hitler, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Anna Anderson, Howard Hawks, Milena Jesenská, and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Among people deceased in 1966, Felix Steiner ranks 16Before him are Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, Giuseppe Farina, Peter Debye, Ken Miles, and Sayyid Qutb. After him are Dietrich von Choltitz, Cemal Gürsel, George de Hevesy, Frits Zernike, Célestin Freinet, and Guillermo Stábile.

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Among people born in Russia, Felix Steiner ranks 162 out of 2,688Before him are Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), and Anatoly Karpov (1951). After him are Gala Dalí (1894), Igor Tamm (1895), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), and Christian Goldbach (1690).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Felix Steiner ranks 12Before him are Alexander Suvorov (1730), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), and Andrey Vlasov (1901). After him are Pyotr Bagration (1765), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Vasily Stalin (1921), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), and Vasily Blyukher (1889).