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Hans Hermann von Katte

1704 - 1730

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Hans Hermann von Katte (28 February 1704 – 6 November 1730) was a Lieutenant of the Prussian Army, and a friend, tutor and possible lover of the future King Frederick II of Prussia, who was at the time the Crown Prince. Katte was executed by Frederick's father, the Prussian King Frederick William I, when Frederick plotted to escape from Prussia to Britain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Hermann von Katte has received more than 267,174 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Hermann von Katte is the 672nd most popular military personnel (down from 636th in 2019), the 1,669th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,601st in 2019) and the 126th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Hans Hermann von Katte ranks 672 out of 1,468Before him are Lei Feng, Yoshijirō Umezu, Adrian Carton de Wiart, Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este, Otto Kittel, and Lothar von Trotha. After him are Johan Banér, William Stuart-Houston, P. G. T. Beauregard, Oswald Boelcke, Walther Nehring, and Adolf Heusinger.

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Among people born in 1704, Hans Hermann von Katte ranks 6Before him are Gabriel Cramer, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Tahmasp II, John Kay, and Carl Heinrich Graun. After him are Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken, Johann Andreas Segner, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden, and Carlos Seixas. Among people deceased in 1730, Hans Hermann von Katte ranks 9Before him are Frederick IV of Denmark, Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska, Leonardo Vinci, Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Adrienne Lecouvreur, and Jakob Ammann. After him are François de Neufville, duc de Villeroy, Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Árni Magnússon, Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate, Ashraf Hotak, and Arabella Churchill.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Hermann von Katte ranks 1,669 out of 6,142Before him are Ernst Neufert (1900), Andreas Libavius (1555), Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse (1906), Hans Leo Hassler (1564), Gustav von Schmoller (1838), and Lothar von Trotha (1848). After him are Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen (1893), Ferdinand Hiller (1811), Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau (1833), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), Josef Bühler (1904), and Max Joseph von Pettenkofer (1818).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hans Hermann von Katte ranks 126Before him are Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Hans Langsdorff (1894), Herbert Kappler (1907), Georg Stumme (1886), Wilhelm Schepmann (1894), and Lothar von Trotha (1848). After him are Oswald Boelcke (1891), Adolf Heusinger (1897), Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg (1759), Kurt von Tippelskirch (1891), Max Immelmann (1890), and Fritz Klingenberg (1912).