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Friedrich Olbricht

1888 - 1944

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Friedrich Olbricht (4 October 1888 – 21 July 1944) was a German general during World War II. He is known for being one of the plotters involved in the 20 July Plot, an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. Olbricht 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 793,664 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Friedrich Olbricht is the 144th most popular military personnel (up from 219th in 2019), the 356th most popular biography from Germany (up from 507th in 2019) and the 33rd 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 144 out of 1,468Before him are Dong Zhuo, Miloš Obilić, Chester W. Nimitz, Jean Lannes, Saigō Takamori, and Franz Halder. After him are Dragut, Paul Hausser, Ferdinand Schörner, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Georg von Küchler, and Chūichi Nagumo.

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Among people born in 1888, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 18Before him are Nestor Makhno, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Raymond Chandler, Jean Monnet, Friedrich Fromm, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon. After him are C. V. Raman, Johannes Itten, Roland Garros, F. W. Murnau, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and Alexander Friedmann. Among people deceased in 1944, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 21Before him are Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Alexis Carrel, Marc Bloch, Ludwig Beck, Michael Wittmann, and Galeazzo Ciano. After him are Chūichi Nagumo, Ernst Thälmann, Milena Jesenská, Florence Foster Jenkins, Charles Glover Barkla, and Nikolai Vatutin.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 356 out of 6,142Before him are Robert Bosch (1861), Sepp Maier (1944), Henry the Lion (1129), Georgy Lvov (1861), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), and Franz Halder (1884). After him are Walther Bothe (1891), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Werner Herzog (1942), Gregor Strasser (1892), Rudolf Carnap (1891), and Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Friedrich Olbricht ranks 33Before him are Ludwig Beck (1880), Michael Wittmann (1914), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Hermann Fegelein (1906), August von Mackensen (1849), and Franz Halder (1884). After him are Paul Hausser (1880), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Georg von Küchler (1881), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), and Ernst Busch (1885).