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Franz Jägerstätter

1907 - 1943

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Franz Jägerstätter, (also spelled Jaegerstaetter in English; born Franz Huber, 20 May 1907 – 9 August 1943) was an Austrian conscientious objector during World War II. Jägerstätter was sentenced to death and executed for his refusal to fight for Nazi Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Jägerstätter has received more than 852,951 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Franz Jägerstätter is the 1,086th most popular religious figure (down from 820th in 2019), the 374th most popular biography from Austria (down from 278th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Austrian Religious Figure.

Franz Jägerstätter was a conscientious objector in Nazi Germany. He refused to serve in the German military, and was sentenced to death by the Nazis.

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Among religious figures, Franz Jägerstätter ranks 1,086 out of 2,238Before him are George Syncellus, Raymond Nonnatus, John of Montecorvino, Dom Justo Takayama, Suhayb ar-Rumi, and Guru Arjan. After him are Vincent of Lérins, Johann Arndt, Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Paul Marcinkus, Maria Schicklgruber, and Pope Peter I of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 1907, Franz Jägerstätter ranks 83Before him are Junji Nishikawa, U Nu, Run Run Shaw, John Mauchly, Herbert Kappler, and Pierre Mendès France. After him are Trường Chinh, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, Anne Desclos, Mehdi Bazargan, Manfred von Ardenne, and René Char. Among people deceased in 1943, Franz Jägerstätter ranks 53Before him are Ernst Linder, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Lepa Radić, Edsel Ford, Abdelaziz of Morocco, and Frank Nitti. After him are Vito Cascio Ferro, Conrad Veidt, Takeda Sōkaku, Kurt Huber, Wilhelm Kube, and Johann Trollmann.

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Among people born in Austria, Franz Jägerstätter ranks 374 out of 1,237Before him are Leopold IV, Duke of Austria (1371), Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (1865), Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (1630), Archduchess Louise of Austria (1870), Georg Luger (1849), and Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793). After him are Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza (1907), Max Adler (1873), Karl-Maria Kertbeny (1824), Agnes of Austria (1281), Maria Schicklgruber (1795), and Viktor Schauberger (1885).


Among religious figures born in Austria, Franz Jägerstätter ranks 7Before him are Pope Gregory V (972), Geli Raubal (1908), Saint Florian (250), Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (1073), Alois Hudal (1885), and Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw (1590). After him are Maria Schicklgruber (1795), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1649), Adam Rainer (1899), Josyf Slipyj (1892), Hermann Gmeiner (1919), and Hieronymus von Colloredo (1732).