Hans Langsdorff

1894 - 1939

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Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff (20 March 1894 – 20 December 1939) was a German naval officer, most famous for his command of the German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee during the Battle of the River Plate off the coast of Uruguay in 1939. After the Panzerschiff (Deutschland-class cruiser) was unable to escape a pursuing squadron of Royal Navy ships, Langsdorff scuttled his ship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Langsdorff has received more than 307,207 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Langsdorff is the 586th most popular military personnel, the 1,482nd most popular biography from Germany and the 116th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Hans Langsdorff ranks 586 out of 1,466. Before him are Erich Fellgiebel, Lazare Hoche, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria, Mahmud Shevket Pasha, and Maximilian von Prittwitz. After him are Otto von Kotzebue, Charles Huntziger, Yigael Yadin, Giorgio Basta, Jack Phillips, and Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt.

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Among people born in 1894, Hans Langsdorff ranks 59Before him are Bessie Smith, Lothar von Richthofen, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Ernst Lindemann, and Walter Warlimont. After him are Georges Guynemer, Trygve Gulbranssen, Wäinö Aaltonen, Aino Aalto, King Vidor, and Anton Mussert. Among people deceased in 1939, Hans Langsdorff ranks 32Before him are Ernst Toller, S. P. L. Sørensen, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Wilhelm Groener, Ambroise Vollard, and Stanislav Kosior. After him are Otto Wels, Gerardo Machado, Vladimir Shukhov, Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg, Carl Laemmle, and Max Skladanowsky.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Langsdorff ranks 1,482 out of 5,289. Before him are Walter Warlimont (1894), Guillaume Henri Dufour (1787), Christian Wulff (1959), Christian Leopold von Buch (1774), Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825), and Elvira Madigan (1867). After him are Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony (1728), Adolf Bastian (1826), Frederick IV, Elector Palatine (1574), Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse (1906), Uli Stielike (1954), and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hans Langsdorff ranks 116Before him are Fritz Bayerlein (1899), Max Immelmann (1890), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Ernst Lindemann (1894), and Oswald Boelcke (1891). After him are Ernst Barkmann (1919), Adolf Heusinger (1897), Adolf Strauss (1879), Wilhelm Rediess (1900), Georg Stumme (1886), and Herbert Kappler (1907).