Georg Elser

1903 - 1945

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Johann Georg Elser (German: [ˈɡeː.ɔʁk ˈɛl.zɐ]] (listen); 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 538,334 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Georg Elser is the 13th most popular designer (up from 17th in 2019), the 558th most popular biography from Germany (down from 539th 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 13 out of 87Before him are William Morris, Thomas Andrews, Gerrit Rietveld, László Moholy-Nagy, Aldus Manutius, and Michael Thonet. After him are Paco Rabanne, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Valentino, Thomas Chippendale, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and René Lalique.

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Among people born in 1903, Georg Elser ranks 29Before him are Jan Tinbergen, Adolf Butenandt, Hans Jonas, Bing Crosby, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, and Karl Hanke. After him are Kane Tanaka, Nikolai Podgorny, The French Angel, Raymond Queneau, Maud Lewis, and Vincente Minnelli. Among people deceased in 1945, Georg Elser ranks 55Before him are Hans Geiger, Franz Werfel, Hans Fischer, Karl Hanke, Karl-Otto Koch, and Stefan Banach. After him are Giovanni Agnelli, Odilo Globočnik, Robert H. Goddard, Vladimir Vernadsky, Kurt Knispel, and Arthur Nebe.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Elser ranks 558 out of 5,289Before him are Otto Günsche (1917), Dietrich Eckart (1868), Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (1792), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), and Christopher Clavius (1538). After him are Hans Spemann (1869), Adam of Bremen (null), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Sophia of Nassau (1836), and Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817).

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), Luigi Colani (1928), Otl Aicher (1922), Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. (1914), and Philipp Plein (1978).