Hans Baur

1897 - 1993

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Hans Baur (19 June 1897–17 February 1993) was Adolf Hitler's pilot during Hitler's political campaigns of the early 1930s. 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 USSR for ten years before being 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 397,981 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Hans Baur is the 452nd most popular military personnel (down from 434th in 2019), the 1,116th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,009th in 2019) and the 93rd 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 452 out of 1,466Before him are Conon, Nicolas Chauvin, Saburō Sakai, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Aegidius, and Gongsun Zan. After him are Vjekoslav Luburić, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, He Jin, Alfred Redl, Huang Gai, and William Westmoreland.

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Among people born in 1897, Hans Baur ranks 56Before him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Leonid Govorov, Virginia Henderson, Dmitry Pavlov, Tarjei Vesaas, and Jiroemon Kimura. After him are Ye Jianying, Yeghishe Charents, Sidney Bechet, Winifred Wagner, Philippe Soupault, and Theodor Busse. Among people deceased in 1993, Hans Baur ranks 42Before him are River Phoenix, Masahiko Kimura, Pat Nixon, Horia Sima, Boris Christoff, and Jimmy Doolittle. After him are Dražen Petrović, Robert W. Holley, Stewart Granger, Hervé Villechaize, Severo Ochoa, and Lucia Popp.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Baur ranks 1,116 out of 5,289Before him are Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia (1883), Karl Bühler (1879), Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1876), William, Duke of Nassau (1792), Thea von Harbou (1888), and Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (1484). After him are Gabriele Münter (1877), Anna of Saxony (1544), Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873), Samuel Scheidt (1587), John George II, Elector of Saxony (1613), and Wilhelm Weitling (1808).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hans Baur ranks 93Before him are Josef Harpe (1887), Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), and Franz von Hipper (1863). After him are August Hirt (1898), Anton Dostler (1891), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (1911), Otto Kumm (1909), and Alfred von Waldersee (1832).