Hans Baur

1897 - 1993

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Johannes 'Hans' Baur (19 June 1897 – 17 February 1993) was Adolf Hitler's pilot during the political campaigns of the early 1930s. He began his aviation career as a flying ace in World War I. He later became Hitler's personal pilot and leader of the Reichsregierung squadron. Apprehended by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II in Europe, he was imprisoned in the Soviet Union for ten years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Baur has received more than 525,728 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Hans Baur is the 559th most popular military personnel (down from 496th in 2019), the 1,356th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,196th in 2019) and the 107th most popular German Military Personnel.

Hans Baur was a German aviator and SS officer. He was a flight instructor for the Luftwaffe, and served as Adolf Hitler's personal pilot. He was also a close friend of Hermann Göring.

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Over the past year Hans Baur has had the most page views in the with 61,482 views, followed by German (32,244), and Russian (20,934). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (74.17%), Breton (43.67%), and French (33.67%)


Among military personnels, Hans Baur ranks 559 out of 2,058Before him are Franz von Hipper, Kawakami Gensai, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Seishirō Itagaki, Bob Denard, and Oenomaus. After him are Kurt Franz, Adolf Heusinger, Jisaburō Ozawa, Saburō Sakai, Kenji Doihara, and Raymond A. Spruance.

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Among people born in 1897, Hans Baur ranks 67Before him are Yeghishe Charents, Ana Aslan, Jiroemon Kimura, Vito Genovese, Benjamin Lee Whorf, and Karl Löwith. After him are Sidney Bechet, Adolf Heusinger, Mukhtar Auezov, Thornton Wilder, Sepp Herberger, and Philippe Soupault. Among people deceased in 1993, Hans Baur ranks 50Before him are Jimmy Doolittle, Don Ameche, Horia Sima, György Sárosi, Kakuei Tanaka, and Lucia Popp. After him are Yuri Lotman, Helen Hayes, Bruno Pontecorvo, Leonid Gaidai, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, and Tofiq Bahramov.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Baur ranks 1,356 out of 7,253Before him are Wilhelm Busch (1832), Hugo Schmeisser (1884), Thomas Abbt (1738), Heinz Linge (1913), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), and Ernst Chladni (1756). After him are Kurt Franz (1914), Otto Rasch (1891), Heinrich Schwabe (1789), Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (1759), Bernhard Rust (1883), and Rudolf Arnheim (1904).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hans Baur ranks 107Before him are Walter Rauff (1906), Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Fritz Bayerlein (1899), and Franz von Hipper (1863). After him are Kurt Franz (1914), Adolf Heusinger (1897), Otto Kumm (1909), Georg Stumme (1886), Anton Dostler (1891), and Günther Blumentritt (1892).