Georg Elser

1903 - 1945

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Johann Georg Elser (German: [ˈɡeː.ɔʁk ˈɛl.zɐ]] ; 4 January 1903 – 9 April 1945) was a German worker who planned and carried out an elaborate assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi leaders on 8 November 1939 at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich (known as the Bürgerbräukeller Bombing). Elser constructed and placed a bomb near the platform from which Hitler was to deliver a speech. It did not kill Hitler, who left earlier than expected, but it did kill 8 people and injured 62 others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Elser has received more than 801,137 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Georg Elser is the 16th most popular designer (up from 17th in 2019), the 697th most popular biography from Germany (down from 678th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Designer.

Georg Elser is most famous for his attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler on November 8, 1939.

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Among designers, Georg Elser ranks 16 out of 104Before him are Aldus Manutius, Gerrit Rietveld, Giorgetto Giugiaro, László Moholy-Nagy, Michael Thonet, and Valentino. After him are Hugo Boss, Nina Ricci, Exekias, Thomas Chippendale, Miuccia Prada, and René Lalique.

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Among people born in 1903, Georg Elser ranks 41Before him are Tunku Abdul Rahman, Matthias Sindelar, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Bruno Bettelheim, Julius Fučík, and Lars Onsager. After him are Alec Douglas-Home, Empress Kōjun, Bing Crosby, John Eccles, Andrei Grechko, and Rudolf Abel. Among people deceased in 1945, Georg Elser ranks 60Before him are Robert H. Goddard, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Fumimaro Konoe, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, and Karl-Otto Koch. After him are Felix Salten, Boris Shaposhnikov, Kurt Knispel, Arthur Nebe, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, and Juana Bormann.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Elser ranks 697 out of 7,253Before him are Helmut Rahn (1929), Moses Hess (1812), Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), Jost Gippert (1956), and Johann Tetzel (1460). After him are Peter Kürten (1883), William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Kurt Koffka (1886), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), and Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727).

Among DESIGNERS In Germany

Among designers born in Germany, Georg Elser ranks 2Before him are Michael Thonet (1796). After him are Hugo Boss (1885), Dieter Rams (1932), Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. (1914), Otl Aicher (1922), Luigi Colani (1928), Margarete Steiff (1847), Anton Koberger (1440), Erik Spiekermann (1947), and Philipp Plein (1978).