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Gerd von Rundstedt

1875 - 1953

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Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt (12 December 1875 – 24 February 1953) was a German field marshal in the Heer (Army) of Nazi Germany during World War II. Born into a Prussian family with a long military tradition, Rundstedt entered the Prussian Army in 1892. During World War I, he served mainly as a staff officer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerd von Rundstedt has received more than 2,582,241 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Gerd von Rundstedt is the 45th most popular military personnel, the 120th most popular biography from Germany (up from 127th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Military Personnel.

Gerd von Rundstedt was a German field marshal who was in charge of the German army during World War II. He is most famous for being the commander of the German army during the Battle of France in 1940.

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Among military personnels, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 45 out of 1,468Before him are Ernst Röhm, Roland, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Stanislav Petrov, Manfred von Richthofen, and Flavius Aetius. After him are Alfred Dreyfus, Vasily Zaitsev, Isoroku Yamamoto, Miltiades, T. E. Lawrence, and Alfred Jodl.

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Among people born in 1875, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 8Before him are Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Rainer Maria Rilke, Albert Schweitzer, Ferdinand Porsche, and Jeanne Calment. After him are Ibn Saud, Syngman Rhee, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Albert I of Belgium, and Mikhail Kalinin. Among people deceased in 1953, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 4Before him are Joseph Stalin, Sergei Prokofiev, and Edwin Hubble. After him are Ibn Saud, Lavrentiy Beria, Carol II of Romania, Robert Andrews Millikan, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, Guccio Gucci, and Django Reinhardt.

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Among people born in Germany, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 120 out of 6,142Before him are Ernst Röhm (1887), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), George II of Great Britain (1683), Walter Benjamin (1892), Henry the Fowler (876), and Theodor W. Adorno (1903). After him are Clara Zetkin (1857), George I of Great Britain (1660), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Heinrich Böll (1917), Augustus II the Strong (1670), and Michael Schumacher (1969).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 11Before him are Heinz Guderian (1888), Arminius (-17), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), and Ernst Röhm (1887). After him are Alfred Jodl (1890), Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), Erich Hartmann (1922), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), and Michel Ney (1769).