Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf

1852 - 1925

Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf

K.u.k. Feldmarschall Franz Xaver Josef Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf (since 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 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 275,720 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 366th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 368 out of 1,194Before him are John Hawkins, Pang De, Italo Gariboldi, Giovanni Messe, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, and Guillaume Brune. After him are Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Walter Nowotny, Günther Lütjens, Georg von Frundsberg, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, and Günther Rall.

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Among people born in 1852, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 19Before him are Charles Taze Russell, Alice Liddell, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Julius Richard Petri, and Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. After him are Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, H. H. Asquith, Constantin Fehrenbach, Christian Krohg, Terauchi Masatake, and Tewfik Pasha. Among people deceased in 1925, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 32Before him are John Singer Sargent, Percy Fawcett, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, Félix Vallotton, Fritz Haarmann, and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston. After him are Max Linder, Lovis Corinth, Clément Ader, Vincenzo Peruggia, Karl Abraham, and August von Wassermann.

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Among people born in Austria, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 215 out of 799Before him are Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736), Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514), Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943), Döme Sztójay (1883), Otto Bauer (1881), and Hermann Buhl (1924). After him are Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871), Elizabeth of Austria (1526), Walter Nowotny (1920), Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria (1692), Fritjof Capra (1939), and Paul Ehrenfest (1880).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf ranks 12Before him are Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), Gustav Wagner (1911), and Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705). After him are Walter Nowotny (1920), Franz Böhme (1885), Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614), Karl Silberbauer (1911), Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818), and Wilhelm von Tegetthoff (1827).

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