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Franz von Hipper

1863 - 1932

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Franz Ritter von Hipper (13 September 1863 – 25 May 1932) was an admiral in the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). Franz von Hipper joined the German Navy in 1881 as an officer cadet. He commanded several torpedo boat units and served as watch officer aboard several warships, as well as Kaiser Wilhelm II's yacht SMY Hohenzollern. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz von Hipper has received more than 352,424 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Franz von Hipper is the 517th most popular military personnel (down from 444th in 2019), the 1,263rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,093rd in 2019) and the 104th most popular German Military Personnel.

Franz von Hipper was a German naval officer. He is most famous for being the commander of the German battlecruiser squadron at the Battle of Jutland.

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Among military personnels, Franz von Hipper ranks 517 out of 1,468Before him are Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria, William Westmoreland, Pang De, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Husband E. Kimmel, and Benedict Arnold. After him are Lady Triệu, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Alexander von Kluck, Pavel Batitsky, Herta Bothe, and Marie-Pierre Kœnig.

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Among people born in 1863, Franz von Hipper ranks 34Before him are Max Wolf, Heinrich Rickert, William Randolph Hearst, Albert Calmette, Leo Baekeland, and Essad Pasha Toptani. After him are Archduke Eugen of Austria, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, Charles Spearman, John Charles Fields, Henry Royce, and Mary Jane Kelly. Among people deceased in 1932, Franz von Hipper ranks 27Before him are Sophia of Prussia, Ferdinand Buisson, Jules Chéret, Eugen d'Albert, Ottokar Czernin, and Pierre De Geyter. After him are Alexander Grin, John Charles Fields, Georg Kerschensteiner, Kang Pan-sok, Inukai Tsuyoshi, and Tomáš Baťa.

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Among people born in Germany, Franz von Hipper ranks 1,263 out of 6,142Before him are Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (1661), Christian I, Elector of Saxony (1560), Franz Ritter von Epp (1868), Gottfried Benn (1886), and Friedrich-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg (1875). After him are Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856), Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896), Bernt Notke (1435), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Herta Bothe (1921), and Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden (1857).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Franz von Hipper ranks 104Before him are Hans Baur (1897), Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594), Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (1911), Max Hoffmann (1869), Theodor Busse (1897), and Anton Dostler (1891). After him are Alexander von Kluck (1846), Herta Bothe (1921), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Walter Rauff (1906), Otto Kumm (1909), and August Hirt (1898).