Fritz Todt

1891 - 1942

Fritz Todt

Fritz Todt (4 September 1891 – 8 February 1942), was a German construction engineer and senior Nazi, who rose from the position of "Inspector General for German Roadways", where he directed the construction of the German Autobahns (Reichsautobahnen), to become the Reich Minister for Armaments and Ammunition. From that position he directed the entire German wartime military economy. At the beginning of World War II he initiated what Hitler named Organisation Todt, a military-engineering company, which supplied industry with forced labor and administered construction of the Nazi concentration camps in the late phase of Nazi Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Todt has received more than 281,779 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular engineer.

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Among ENGINEERS, Fritz Todt ranks 16 out of 287Before him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Otto Lilienthal, Umberto Nobile, Alexei Kosygin, and André Citroën. After him are Hermann Oberth, José Echegaray, Jack Kilby, Willy Messerschmitt, Andrei Tupolev, and John Demjanjuk.

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Among people born in 1891, Fritz Todt ranks 18Before him are B. R. Ambedkar, Pär Lagerkvist, Otto Dix, Walther Bothe, Rudolf Carnap, and Helmuth Weidling. After him are Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, Rafael Trujillo, Alexander Rodchenko, Frederick Banting, and John Howard Northrop. Among people deceased in 1942, Fritz Todt ranks 15Before him are William Henry Bragg, Anton Drexler, Robert Bosch, William G. Morgan, Franz Boas, and Richard Willstätter. After him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Walther von Reichenau, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Jozef Gabčík, Irène Némirovsky, and Bruno Schulz.

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Among people born in Kazakhstan, Fritz Todt ranks 10 out of 133Before him are Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), and Ernst Abbe (1840). After him are Lavr Kornilov (1870), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Seljuk (902), Christopher Clavius (1538), and Ahmad Yasawi (1103).