Gustav Wagner

1911 - 1980

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Gustav Franz Wagner (18 July 1911 – 3 October 1980) was an Austrian member of the SS with the rank of Staff sergeant (Oberscharführer). Wagner was a deputy commander of Sobibor extermination camp in German-occupied Poland, where 200,000-250,000 Jews were murdered in the camp's gas chambers during Operation Reinhard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Wagner has received more than 690,738 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gustav Wagner is the 381st most popular military personnel (up from 458th in 2019), the 232nd most popular biography from Austria (up from 279th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Gustav Wagner was a Nazi SS officer who served as the commandant of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Majdanek.

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Among military personnels, Gustav Wagner ranks 381 out of 2,058Before him are Zhang He, Luigi Cadorna, Vasily Arkhipov, Otto Kretschmer, Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, and Sergey Sokolov. After him are Götz von Berlichingen, Cao Ren, John Franklin, Otto von Below, Lazare Hoche, and Nikolaus von Falkenhorst.

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Among people born in 1911, Gustav Wagner ranks 48Before him are Herta Oberheuser, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Baer, L. Ron Hubbard, Bruno Kreisky, and Sergey Sokolov. After him are Cantinflas, J. L. Austin, Vincent Price, Henri Troyat, Samuel Reshevsky, and Robert Taylor. Among people deceased in 1980, Gustav Wagner ranks 46Before him are Yigal Allon, Marian Rejewski, Lewis Milestone, Marcelo Caetano, Mae West, and Vinicius de Moraes. After him are John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Kim Jae-gyu, Raoul Walsh, Pascual Jordan, V. V. Giri, and Robert Whittaker.

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Among people born in Austria, Gustav Wagner ranks 232 out of 1,424Before him are Ferdinand II of Portugal (1816), Miep Gies (1909), Bruno Kreisky (1911), Otto Bauer (1881), Oskar Potiorek (1853), and Roland Ratzenberger (1960). After him are Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Josef von Sternberg (1894), Peter L. Berger (1929), Paul Lazarsfeld (1901), Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656), and Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Gustav Wagner ranks 11Before him are Franz Stangl (1908), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Alois Brunner (1912), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), and Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817). After him are Walter Nowotny (1920), Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818), Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1614), Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705), Franz Böhme (1885), and Karl Silberbauer (1911).