Friedrich Olbricht

1888 - 1944

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Friedrich Olbricht (4 October 1888 – 21 July 1944) was a German general during World War II and one of the plotters involved in the 20 July Plot, an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. He was a senior staff officer, with the rank of lieutenant general. He was secretly in contact with most of the leaders of the resistance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Olbricht has received more than 630,213 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Friedrich Olbricht is the 219th most popular military personnel (down from 202nd in 2019), the 507th most popular biography from Germany (down from 469th in 2019) and the 50th most popular German Military Personnel.

Friedrich Olbricht was a German military officer and a member of the German Resistance who unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944.

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Among military personnels, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 219 out of 1,466Before him are Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Sejanus, Kurt Student, Erhard Milch, and Otto Liman von Sanders. After him are Maximilian von Weichs, Alfred von Tirpitz, Craterus, Zhang Liao, Bai Qi, and Pausanias.

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Among people born in 1888, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 26Before him are F. W. Murnau, Friedrich Fromm, Johannes Itten, Roland Garros, Alexander Friedmann, and Anton Makarenko. After him are Eugene O'Neill, Frits Zernike, Andrei Tupolev, Selman Waksman, Inge Lehmann, and Maurice Chevalier. Among people deceased in 1944, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 29Before him are Charles Glover Barkla, Ernst Thälmann, Arthur Eddington, Hilma af Klint, Milena Jesenská, and Florence Foster Jenkins. After him are Louis Renault, Aristide Maillol, Wang Jingwei, Glenn Miller, Henning von Tresckow, and Nikolai Vatutin.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 507 out of 5,289Before him are Caroline of Baden (1776), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), Erhard Milch (1892), Rabanus Maurus (780), Friedrich Mohs (1773), and Hans Baldung (1484). After him are Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), Moritz Schlick (1882), Bruno Bauer (1809), and John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 50Before him are Kurt Meyer (1910), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Otto Carius (1922), and Erhard Milch (1892). After him are Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Werner Mölders (1913), and Otto Günsche (1917).