Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf

1852 - 1925

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Franz Xaver Josef Conrad von Hötzendorf (after 1919 Franz Conrad; 11 November 1852 – 25 August 1925), sometimes anglicised as Hoetzendorf, was an Austrian general who played a central role in World War I. He served as K.u.k. Feldmarschall (field marshal) and Chief of the General Staff of the military of the Austro-Hungarian Army and Navy from 1906 to 1917. He was in charge during the July Crisis of 1914 that caused World War I. For years he had repeatedly called for preemptive war against Serbia to rescue the multiethnic Habsburg Empire, which was, he believed, nearing disintegration. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf has received more than 311,099 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf is the 331st most popular military personnel (up from 368th in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from Austria (up from 215th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf was an Austrian military officer who was most famous for his role in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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Among military personnels, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 331 out of 1,466Before him are Fyodor Tolbukhin, Iwane Matsui, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jacques MacDonald, Walter Nowotny, and Polyperchon. After him are Roger de Flor, Toyotomi Hideyori, Charles François Dumouriez, Kirill Meretskov, Muhammad bin Qasim, and Prokop the Great.

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Among people born in 1852, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 17Before him are Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Joseph Joffre, Charles Taze Russell, Alice Liddell, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Ferdinand von Lindemann. After him are Julius Richard Petri, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, Calamity Jane, Constantin Fehrenbach, and Christian Krohg. Among people deceased in 1925, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 30Before him are Vajiravudh, Fritz Haarmann, John Singer Sargent, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, Władysław Reymont, and Félix Vallotton. After him are Oliver Heaviside, Hjalmar Branting, Pierre Louÿs, Max Linder, Karl Abraham, and Clément Ader.

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Among people born in Austria, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 208 out of 1,075Before him are Elizabeth of Austria (1437), Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1745), Franz Xaver Süssmayr (1766), Frederick II, Duke of Austria (1211), and Josef von Sternberg (1894). After him are Joseph Joachim (1831), Anton Diabelli (1781), Max Reinhardt (1873), Albert IV, Duke of Austria (1377), Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma (1893), and Constance of Austria (1588).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 10Before him are Franz Stangl (1908), Józef Poniatowski (1763), Alois Brunner (1912), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), and Walter Nowotny (1920). After him are Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705), Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614), Gustav Wagner (1911), Karl Silberbauer (1911), and Franz Böhme (1885).