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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 before he was extradited to France on 10 October 1955, where he was imprisoned until 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Baur has received more than 450,763 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Baur is the 488th most popular military personnel (down from 452nd in 2019), the 1,196th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,116th in 2019) and the 98th 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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Among military personnels, Hans Baur ranks 488 out of 1,468Before him are Jean-Charles Pichegru, Henri Guisan, Ernst Lindemann, Heinz Harmel, Lucius Artorius Castus, and Dmitry Pozharsky. After him are Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Lazare Hoche, Pierre Cambronne, William Bligh, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., and Jan Pieterszoon Coen.

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Among people born in 1897, Hans Baur ranks 58Before him are John Cockcroft, Patrick Blackett, Virginia Henderson, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Ye Jianying, and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish. After him are Zakir Husain, Douglas Sirk, Vito Genovese, Theodor Busse, Marcel Petiot, and Winifred Wagner. Among people deceased in 1993, Hans Baur ranks 40Before him are Léon Theremin, Jean Negulesco, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Masahiko Kimura, Yuri Lotman, and Boris Christoff. After him are Pat Nixon, Severo Ochoa, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Jimmy Doolittle, Horia Sima, and River Phoenix.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Baur ranks 1,196 out of 6,142Before him are Max Amann (1891), Armin Laschet (1961), Wolfgang von Trips (1928), Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892), Michel Bréal (1832), and Otto Rasch (1891). After him are Philipp Bouhler (1899), Rudolf Brandt (1909), Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594), Ernst Troeltsch (1865), Sebastian Kneipp (1821), and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen (1925).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hans Baur ranks 98Before him are Josef Harpe (1887), Karl von Bülow (1846), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Christian Wirth (1885), Günther Korten (1898), and Ernst Lindemann (1894). After him are Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594), Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (1911), Max Hoffmann (1869), Theodor Busse (1897), Anton Dostler (1891), and Franz von Hipper (1863).