Günther von Kluge

1882 - 1944

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Günther Adolf Ferdinand von Kluge (30 October 1882 – 19 August 1944), also known as Hans Günther von Kluge, was a German field marshal during World War II who held commands on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. He commanded the 4th Army of the Wehrmacht during the invasion of Poland in 1939 and the Battle of France in 1940, earning a promotion to Generalfeldmarschall. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Günther von Kluge has received more than 678,177 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Günther von Kluge is the 62nd most popular military personnel (up from 66th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Poland (up from 30th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Günther von Kluge ranks 62 out of 1,466. Before him are Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Erich Raeder, Hamilcar Barca, and Mikhail Kutuzov. After him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Seleucus I Nicator, Edward Smith, Ivan Konev, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, and Stanislav Petrov.

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Among people born in 1882, Günther von Kluge ranks 11Before him are Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, Georgi Dimitrov, and Ion Antonescu. After him are Edward Hopper, Emmy Noether, Max Born, Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, and Kurt von Schleicher. Among people deceased in 1944, Günther von Kluge ranks 11Before him are Piet Mondrian, Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Abdulmejid II, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, and Richard Sorge. After him are Reza Shah, William James Sidis, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Michael Wittmann, Ludwig Beck, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

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Among people born in Poland, Günther von Kluge ranks 28 out of 1,231. Before him are Erich Ludendorff (1865), Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), Marie Leszczyńska (1703), Zygmunt Bauman (1925), and Maximilian Kolbe (1894). After him are Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Bronisław Malinowski (1884), Kurt Lewin (1890), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), and Władysław Szpilman (1911).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Günther von Kluge ranks 5Before him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Erich Ludendorff (1865), and Fedor von Bock (1880). After him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Anton Denikin (1872), and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899).