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 2,323,041 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Gerd von Rundstedt is the 45th most popular military personnel (down from 42nd in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Germany (down from 123rd 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 1,466Before him are Tokugawa Ieyasu, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Arminius, Manfred von Richthofen, Ernst Röhm, and Alfred Jodl. After him are Vasily Zaitsev, Germanicus, Belisarius, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Miltiades, and Erich Ludendorff.

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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, Syngman Rhee, and Ferdinand Porsche. After him are Jeanne Calment, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Ibn Saud, 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, Robert Andrews Millikan, Lavrentiy Beria, Django Reinhardt, Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, and Vladimir Tatlin.

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Among people born in Germany, Gerd von Rundstedt ranks 127 out of 5,289Before him are Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Henry the Fowler (876), Bruce Willis (1955), Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), and Frederick III, German Emperor (1831). After him are Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Thomas Müntzer (1489), Pope Joan (null), Franz von Papen (1879), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), and Meister Eckhart (1260).


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