MILITARY PERSONNEL

Günther Prien

1908 - 1941

Günther Prien

Günther Prien (16 January 1908 – presumed 8 March 1941) was a German U-boat commander during World War II. He was the first U-boat commander to receive the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the first member of the Kriegsmarine to receive the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Günther Prien has received more than 314,428 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 299th most popular military personnel.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Günther Prien ranks 299 out of 1,194Before him are John Franklin, Prokop the Great, Vasily Blyukher, Götz von Berlichingen, Luigi Cadorna, and Thrasybulus. After him are Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Zhang He, Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Raimondo Montecuccoli, François Christophe de Kellermann, and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1908, Günther Prien ranks 38Before him are Nelson Rockefeller, John Kenneth Galbraith, William Saroyan, Carole Lombard, Werner von Haeften, and Józef Gosławski. After him are Willard Libby, Joseph McCarthy, Arthur Adamov, Joseph Rotblat, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, and Dmitry Ustinov. Among people deceased in 1941, Günther Prien ranks 28Before him are Marina Tsvetaeva, Ernst Udet, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Prajadhipok, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, and Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli. After him are Henri Lebesgue, Alexej von Jawlensky, Henri Cornet, Sherwood Anderson, Émile Bernard, and Ludwig Quidde.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Günther Prien ranks 687 out of 3,763Before him are Otto Loewi (1873), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Hermann Weyl (1885), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Alfred Hugenberg (1865), and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811). After him are Heinrich Lübke (1894), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Bernard Katz (1911), Theodor Fontane (1819), and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Germany

Among military personnels born in Germany, Günther Prien ranks 63Before him are Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Arthur Nebe (1894), Erich Hoepner (1886), and Götz von Berlichingen (1480). After him are Eduard Dietl (1890), Walther Wenck (1900), Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760), Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755), and Viktor Lutze (1890).

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