Fritz Todt

1891 - 1942

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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, in which he directed the construction of the German autobahns (Reichsautobahnen), to become the Reich Minister for Armaments and Ammunition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Todt has received more than 443,201 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Fritz Todt is the 18th most popular engineer (down from 16th in 2019), the 440th most popular biography from Germany (down from 8th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Engineer.

Fritz Todt was a German engineer and architect. He was most famous for being the chief engineer of the autobahn system in Germany.

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Among engineers, Fritz Todt ranks 18 out of 325Before him are Otto Lilienthal, André Citroën, Umberto Nobile, Alexei Kosygin, Jiro Horikoshi, and Jack Kilby. After him are Willy Messerschmitt, John Demjanjuk, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Hans Albert Einstein, Andrei Tupolev, and José Echegaray.

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Among people born in 1891, Fritz Todt ranks 22Before him are Helmuth Weidling, Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, Rafael Trujillo, Walther Bothe, and Alexander Rodchenko. After him are Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Edward Bernays, Frederick Banting, Osip Mandelstam, John Howard Northrop, and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1942, Fritz Todt ranks 16Before him are Anton Drexler, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Robert Bosch, Franz Boas, William Henry Bragg, and Walther von Reichenau. After him are Richard Willstätter, Sabina Spielrein, Hans-Joachim Marseille, François Darlan, Irène Némirovsky, and Jozef Gabčík.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Fritz Todt ranks 440 out of 5,289Before him are Otto Frank (1889), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Uwe Seeler (1936), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Walther Bothe (1891), and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911). After him are Ernst Bloch (1885), Josef Kramer (1906), Adam Opel (1837), Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), and Werner von Fritsch (1880).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Fritz Todt ranks 3Before him are Gottlieb Daimler (1834) and Otto Lilienthal (1848). After him are Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Felix Wankel (1902), August Horch (1868), Hugo Junkers (1859), Albert Göring (1895), Kurt Gerstein (1905), Arthur Scherbius (1878), Walter Dornberger (1895), and Ernst Heinkel (1888).