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 257,388 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Franz von Hipper is the 444th most popular military personnel, the 1,093rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,034th in 2019) and the 92nd 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 444 out of 1,466Before him are Karl Mack von Leiberich, Mitsuru Ushijima, Paul von Rennenkampf, Dmitry Pavlov, Bo'orchu, and Eberhard von Mackensen. After him are Viktor Kulikov, Conon, Nicolas Chauvin, Saburō Sakai, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, and Aegidius.

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Among people born in 1863, Franz von Hipper ranks 36Before him are William Randolph Hearst, Heinrich Rickert, Reinhard Scheer, Essad Pasha Toptani, Leo Baekeland, and Mary Jane Kelly. After him are Charles Spearman, George Santayana, Henry Royce, Archduke Eugen of Austria, Hugo Münsterberg, and Annie Jump Cannon. Among people deceased in 1932, Franz von Hipper ranks 23Before him are Edgar Wallace, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, John Charles Fields, André Maginot, Sophia of Prussia, and Pavlik Morozov. After him are Pierre De Geyter, Ferdinand Buisson, Ottokar Czernin, Eugen d'Albert, John Philip Sousa, and Kang Pan-sok.

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Among people born in Germany, Franz von Hipper ranks 1,093 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Heinkel (1888), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Otto Rasch (1891), Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896), and Friedrich Jeckeln (1895). After him are Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Anton Praetorius (1560), Otto Georg Thierack (1889), Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), and Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Franz von Hipper ranks 92Before him are Christian Wirth (1885), Josef Harpe (1887), Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), and Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752). After him are Hans Baur (1897), August Hirt (1898), Anton Dostler (1891), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (1911), and Otto Kumm (1909).