Gerd von Rundstedt

1875 - 1953

Gerd von Rundstedt

Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt (12 December 1875 – 24 February 1953) was a German field marshal in the Wehrmacht 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 1,667,946 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 42nd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 42 out of 1,194Before him are Flavius Aetius, Ernst Röhm, Alfred Jodl, Arminius, Tariq ibn Ziyad, and Karl Dönitz. After him are Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Vasily Zaitsev, Belisarius, Isoroku Yamamoto, Germanicus, and Erich Ludendorff.

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Among people born in 1875, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 7Before him are Thomas Mann, Carl Jung, Albert Schweitzer, Rainer Maria Rilke, Maurice Ravel, and Ferdinand Porsche. After him are Syngman Rhee, Jeanne Calment, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Albert I of Belgium, and Ibn Saud. Among people deceased in 1953, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 4Before him are Joseph Stalin, Sergei Prokofiev, and Edwin Hubble. After him are Lavrentiy Beria, Ibn Saud, Robert Andrews Millikan, Django Reinhardt, Klement Gottwald, Carol II of Romania, Francis Picabia, and Vladimir Tatlin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 123 out of 3,763Before him are Arminius (-17), Henry the Fowler (876), Walter Gropius (1883), Karl Dönitz (1891), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), and Alois Alzheimer (1864). After him are Clara Schumann (1819), Meister Eckhart (1260), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Franz von Papen (1879), Max Ernst (1891), and Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 11Before him are Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Ernst Röhm (1887), Alfred Jodl (1890), Arminius (-17), and Karl Dönitz (1891). After him are Erich Raeder (1876), Michel Ney (1769), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Erich Hartmann (1922), Michael Wittmann (1914), and Hermann Hoth (1885).

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