Heinz Guderian

1888 - 1954

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Heinz Wilhelm Guderian (German: [haɪnts ˈvɪlhɛlm ɡuˈdeːʁ]; 17 June 1888 – 14 May 1954) was a German general during World War II who, after the war, became a successful memoirist. An early pioneer and advocate of the "blitzkrieg" approach, he played a central role in the development of the panzer division concept. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinz Guderian has received more than 3,683,501 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Heinz Guderian is the 25th most popular military personnel (down from 19th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Germany (down from 78th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Military Personnel.

Heinz Guderian is most famous for being a German general who was the architect of the Blitzkrieg, or the lightning war.

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Among military personnels, Heinz Guderian ranks 25 out of 2,058Before him are Themistocles, Manfred von Richthofen, Erich von Manstein, Cao Cao, Friedrich Paulus, and Arminius. After him are Cesare Borgia, Jan Žižka, Wilhelm Keitel, Guan Yu, Vercingetorix, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Among people born in 1888, Heinz Guderian ranks 1After him are T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Dale Carnegie, José Raúl Capablanca, Otto Stern, Nikolai Bukharin, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio de Chirico, and Alexander I of Yugoslavia. Among people deceased in 1954, Heinz Guderian ranks 5Before him are Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Alan Turing, and Enrico Fermi. After him are Robert Capa, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Colette, Getúlio Vargas, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Alcide De Gasperi, and André Derain.

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Among people born in Germany, Heinz Guderian ranks 87 out of 7,253Before him are Charles Bukowski (1920), Arminius (-17), Peter III of Russia (1728), Helmut Kohl (1930), William Herschel (1738), and Jürgen Habermas (1929). After him are Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Heinz Guderian ranks 7Before him are Karl Dönitz (1891), Erwin Rommel (1891), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Erich von Manstein (1887), Friedrich Paulus (1890), and Arminius (-17). After him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Michel Ney (1769), Baron Munchausen (1720), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Ernst Röhm (1887), and Alfred Jodl (1890).