Franz Stangl

1908 - 1971

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Franz Paul Stangl (German: [ˈʃtaŋl̩]; 26 March 1908 – 28 June 1971) was an Austrian-born police officer and commandant of the Nazi extermination camps Sobibor and Treblinka. Stangl, an employee of the T-4 Euthanasia Program and an SS commander in Nazi Germany, became commandant of the camps during the Operation Reinhard phase of the Holocaust. He worked for Volkswagen do Brasil and was arrested in Brazil in 1967, extradited to West Germany and tried for the mass murder of 1 million people. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Stangl has received more than 958,304 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Franz Stangl is the 226th most popular military personnel (down from 215th in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from Austria (down from 131st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Franz Stangl was a Nazi officer who oversaw the operation of the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps during World War II.

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Among military personnels, Franz Stangl ranks 226 out of 1,466Before him are Maximilian von Weichs, Alfred von Tirpitz, Craterus, Zhang Liao, Bai Qi, and Pausanias. After him are Hans von Seeckt, Han Xin, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Maxime Weygand, and Karl-Otto Koch.

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Among people born in 1908, Franz Stangl ranks 28Before him are John Bardeen, Amon Göth, David Lean, Nelson Rockefeller, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Ilya Frank. After him are Manoel de Oliveira, Hannes Alfvén, Joseph McCarthy, David Oistrakh, Balthus, and William Saroyan. Among people deceased in 1971, Franz Stangl ranks 25Before him are Lin Biao, Rudolf Abel, Paul Karrer, Mátyás Rákosi, Theodor Svedberg, and Donald Winnicott. After him are Wendell Meredith Stanley, Arne Tiselius, Lothar Rendulic, Johannes Frießner, Mathilde Kschessinska, and Jacobo Árbenz.

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Among people born in Austria, Franz Stangl ranks 143 out of 1,075Before him are Mariana of Austria (1634), Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865), Róbert Bárány (1876), Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (1529), Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria (1756), and Josef Strauss (1827). After him are Josef Stefan (1835), Aribert Heim (1914), Hans Selye (1907), Ernest, Duke of Austria (1377), Józef Poniatowski (1763), and Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland (1573).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Franz Stangl ranks 4Before him are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), and Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886). After him are Józef Poniatowski (1763), Alois Brunner (1912), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), Walter Nowotny (1920), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), and Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705).