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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 one million people. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Stangl has received more than 1,217,571 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Franz Stangl is the 252nd most popular military personnel (down from 226th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Austria (down from 143rd in 2019) and the 5th 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 252 out of 1,468Before him are Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Khalifa Haftar, Andrey Yeryomenko, Eumenes, Federico da Montefeltro, and Pittacus of Mytilene. After him are Rochus Misch, Otto Liman von Sanders, Ivan Bagramyan, Władysław Sikorski, Italo Balbo, and Maurice de Saxe.

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Among people born in 1908, Franz Stangl ranks 29Before him are Amon Göth, David Oistrakh, David Lean, Nelson Rockefeller, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Joseph McCarthy. After him are Carole Lombard, Manoel de Oliveira, William Saroyan, Dmitry Ustinov, Werner von Haeften, and Hannes Alfvén. Among people deceased in 1971, Franz Stangl ranks 26Before him are Igor Tamm, Arne Jacobsen, Donald Winnicott, Harold Lloyd, D. B. Cooper, and François Duvalier. After him are Lothar Rendulic, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Jacobo Árbenz, Diane Arbus, Pier Angeli, and Violet Jessop.

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Among people born in Austria, Franz Stangl ranks 156 out of 1,237Before him are Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Leopold III, Duke of Austria (1351), Richard Kuhn (1900), Nikola IV Zrinski (1508), Hermann Broch (1886), and Maria Mandl (1912). After him are Helmut Marko (1943), Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria (1842), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1718), Fritz Kreisler (1875), Róbert Bárány (1876), and Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (1529).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Franz Stangl ranks 5Before him are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Józef Poniatowski (1763), and Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886). After him are Lothar Rendulic (1887), Alois Brunner (1912), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), Walter Nowotny (1920), and Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818).