Günther von Kluge

1882 - 1944

Günther von Kluge

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 620,774 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 66th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Günther von Kluge ranks 66 out of 1,194Before him are Bernard Montgomery, Hamilcar Barca, Michel Ney, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, and Ferdinand Foch. After him are Edward Smith, Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Mikhail Kutuzov, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Stanislav Petrov, and George S. Patton.

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Among people born in 1882, Günther von Kluge ranks 13Before him are Sigrid Undset, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Lili Elbe, Ion Antonescu, Georgi Dimitrov, and Max Born. After him are Emmy Noether, Kurt von Schleicher, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Edward Hopper, Melanie Klein, and Zoltán Kodály. Among people deceased in 1944, Günther von Kluge ranks 11Before him are Piet Mondrian, Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Abdulmejid II, and Reza Shah. After him are Michael Wittmann, William James Sidis, Marc Bloch, Alexis Carrel, Arthur Eddington, and Ludwig Beck.

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Among people born in Poland, Günther von Kluge ranks 30 out of 930Before him are Władysław Szpilman (1911), Irena Sendler (1910), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Max Born (1882), and Władysław IV Vasa (1595). After him are Eric of Pomerania (1381), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Otto Stern (1888), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Bronisław Malinowski (1884), and Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Günther von Kluge ranks 5Before him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Fedor von Bock (1880), and Manfred von Richthofen (1892). After him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Anton Denikin (1872), Kurt Student (1890), and Erwin von Witzleben (1881).

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