Hans Krebs

1898 - 1945

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Hans Krebs (4 March 1898 – 2 May 1945) was a German Army general of infantry who served during World War II. A career soldier, he served in the Reichswehr and the Wehrmacht. He served as the last Chief of Staff of the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH) during the final phase of the war in Europe (1 April to 1 May 1945). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Krebs has received more than 27,722 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Krebs is the 178th most popular military personnel (down from 177th in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from Germany (down from 420th in 2019) and the 40th most popular German Military Personnel.

Hans Krebs is most famous for his discovery of the citric acid cycle, or the Krebs cycle.

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Over the past year Hans Krebs has had the most page views in the with 54,137 views, followed by German (48,012), and French (21,840). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (83.79%), Latvian (77.61%), and Azerbaijani (32.48%)


Among military personnels, Hans Krebs ranks 178 out of 2,058Before him are Georg von Küchler, Auguste de Marmont, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Akechi Mitsuhide, and Michiel de Ruyter. After him are Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Khalifa Haftar, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Parmenion, Felix Steiner, and Mardonius.

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Among people born in 1898, Hans Krebs ranks 23Before him are Liu Shaoqi, Gunnar Myrdal, Leo Szilard, Tamara de Lempicka, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Julius Evola. After him are Rodion Malinovsky, Rudolf Dassler, Henry Moore, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Karl Ziegler, and René Clair. Among people deceased in 1945, Hans Krebs ranks 37Before him are Clara Petacci, Käthe Kollwitz, Emil Hácha, Robert Ley, Hans Fischer, and Stefan Banach. After him are Roland Freisler, Giovanni Agnelli, Friedrich Fromm, Francis William Aston, Ernst Busch, and Vladimir Vernadsky.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Krebs ranks 438 out of 7,253Before him are Uwe Seeler (1936), Elsa Einstein (1876), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Klaus Meine (1948), and Felix Klein (1849). After him are Hans Fritzsche (1900), Walther Bothe (1891), Louis the Child (893), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Gregor Strasser (1892), and Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hans Krebs ranks 40Before him are Hermann Fegelein (1906), Joachim Peiper (1915), Paul Hausser (1880), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Helmuth Weidling (1891), and Georg von Küchler (1881). After him are Ernst Busch (1885), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Henning von Tresckow (1901), and Erhard Milch (1892).