MILITARY PERSONNEL

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

1730 - 1794

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Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben (born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben; September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794), also referred to as Baron von Steuben (German: [fɔn ˈʃtɔʏbn̩]), was a Prussian and later an American military officer. He served as Inspector General and a Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and discipline. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben has received more than 1,491,777 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben is the 784th most popular military personnel (down from 776th in 2019), the 2,044th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,906th in 2019) and the 157th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben ranks 784 out of 1,466Before him are Hermann Breith, Cleitus the White, Joseph Stilwell, John Alcock, Yakov Pavlov, and Alexander Marinesko. After him are Hans von Obstfelder, Rudolf Schmundt, Edward Vernon, Max Simon, Meliton Kantaria, and Henry H. Arnold.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1730, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben ranks 11Before him are Jan Ingenhousz, Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Josiah Wedgwood, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, and Antonio Sacchini. After him are William Hamilton, Otto Friedrich Müller, Pieter Boddaert, Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, James Bruce, and Motoori Norinaga. Among people deceased in 1794, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben ranks 32Before him are Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Sheikh Mansur, Caspar Friedrich Wolff, Jean-Baptiste Carrier, and Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne. After him are Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach, Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve, Lotf Ali Khan, Fabre d'Églantine, Charles Jean Marie Barbaroux, and James Bruce.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben ranks 2,044 out of 5,289Before him are Prince Konrad of Bavaria (1883), Friedrich Naumann (1860), Johann David Heinichen (1683), Dieter Müller (1954), Fastrada (765), and William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1629). After him are August Oetker (1862), Ludwig Uhland (1787), Hans von Obstfelder (1886), Hans Tilkowski (1935), Christian Otto Mohr (1835), and Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria (1752).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Germany

Among military personnels born in Germany, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben ranks 157Before him are Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg (1759), Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg (1886), Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin (1891), Martin Gottfried Weiss (1905), Joachim Schepke (1912), and Hermann Breith (1892). After him are Hans von Obstfelder (1886), Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel (1809), Reinhard Hardegen (1913), Karl Ernst (1904), Hermann Ehrhardt (1881), and Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (1922).