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Hans Speidel

1897 - 1984

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Hans Speidel (28 October 1897 – 28 November 1984) was a German general, who was one of the major military leaders of West Germany during the early Cold War. The first full General in West Germany, he was a principal founder of the Bundeswehr and a major figure in German rearmament, integration into NATO and international negotiations on European and Western defence cooperation in the 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Speidel has received more than 683,885 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Speidel is the 587th most popular military personnel (down from 518th in 2019), the 1,463rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,289th in 2019) and the 116th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Hans Speidel ranks 587 out of 1,468Before him are Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria, Thersites, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Mikhail Alekseyev, and Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier. After him are Sergey Akhromeyev, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, Otto von Kotzebue, Seishirō Itagaki, Lautaro, and Ashraf Marwan.

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Among people born in 1897, Hans Speidel ranks 74Before him are Benjamin Lee Whorf, Judith Anderson, Jean Epstein, Thornton Wilder, Philippe Soupault, and Sepp Herberger. After him are Mukhtar Auezov, Ana Aslan, Johann Rattenhuber, Károly Kerényi, Maria Valtorta, and Rouben Mamoulian. Among people deceased in 1984, Hans Speidel ranks 50Before him are Yılmaz Güney, Enrico Berlinguer, Pavel Batitsky, Walter Rauff, Jiro Miyake, and Count Basie. After him are Fikret Amirov, Chaïm Perelman, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Raoul Salan, Rodrigo Lara, and Jerzy Popiełuszko.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Speidel ranks 1,463 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1319), Niko Kovač (1971), Wolfram Sievers (1905), Sepp Herberger (1897), and Anne Wiazemsky (1947). After him are Karl Korsch (1886), Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736), Jens Lehmann (1969), Princess Elisabeth of Saxony (1830), Horst Schumann (1906), and Günther Blumentritt (1892).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hans Speidel ranks 116Before him are August Hirt (1898), Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Kurt Franz (1914), Ernst Barkmann (1919), and Fritz Bayerlein (1899). After him are Günther Blumentritt (1892), Adolf Strauss (1879), Wilhelm Rediess (1900), Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Hans Langsdorff (1894), and Herbert Kappler (1907).