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Fritz Todt

1891 - 1942

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Fritz Todt ([fʁɪt͡s toːt]; 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 555,158 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Fritz Todt is the 16th most popular engineer (up from 18th in 2019), the 457th most popular biography from Germany (down from 440th 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 16 out of 323Before him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, André Citroën, Anatoly Dyatlov, Alexei Kosygin, Otto Lilienthal, and Umberto Nobile. After him are Willy Messerschmitt, John Demjanjuk, Hans Albert Einstein, Jack Kilby, Andrei Tupolev, and Hermann Oberth.

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Among people born in 1891, Fritz Todt ranks 22Before him are Rudolf Carnap, Rafael Trujillo, Otto Dix, Genrikh Yagoda, Helmuth Weidling, and Ilya Ehrenburg. After him are Tadamichi Kuribayashi, John Howard Northrop, Alexander Rodchenko, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Edward Bernays, and Fumimaro Konoe. Among people deceased in 1942, Fritz Todt ranks 15Before him are Robert Musil, Jean Baptiste Perrin, William Henry Bragg, Robert Bosch, William G. Morgan, and Walther von Reichenau. After him are Franz Boas, Richard Willstätter, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Irène Némirovsky, François Darlan, and Carole Lombard.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Fritz Todt ranks 457 out of 6,142Before him are Erhard Milch (1892), Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Emile Berliner (1851), and Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834). After him are Otto of Bavaria (1848), Franz Boas (1858), Emil Nolde (1867), Jean Paul (1763), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), and Wilhelm Maybach (1846).

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), Albert Göring (1895), August Horch (1868), Hugo Junkers (1859), Felix Wankel (1902), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Kurt Gerstein (1905), Arthur Scherbius (1878), and Walter Dornberger (1895).