Heinz Guderian

1888 - 1954

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Heinz Wilhelm Guderian (German: [ɡuˈdeːʁi̯an]; 17 June 1888 – 14 May 1954) was a German general during World War II who, after the war, became a successful memoirist and self-promoter. 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 2,642,387 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Heinz Guderian is the 16th most popular military personnel (up from 22nd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Poland (up from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Polish 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 16 out of 1,466Before him are Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, Chiang Kai-shek, Themistocles, Khalid ibn al-Walid, and Cao Cao. After him are Erich von Manstein, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Ptolemy I Soter, Wilhelm Keitel, and Friedrich Paulus.

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Among people born in 1888, Heinz Guderian ranks 1After him are T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Dale Carnegie, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, John Logie Baird, Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Stern, José Raúl Capablanca, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon. Among people deceased in 1954, Heinz Guderian ranks 4Before him are Frida Kahlo, Alan Turing, and Henri Matisse. After him are Enrico Fermi, Robert Capa, Colette, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Princess Märtha of Sweden, André Derain, Machine Gun Kelly, and Andrey Vyshinsky.

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Among people born in Poland, Heinz Guderian ranks 11 out of 1,231Before him are Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Catherine the Great (1729), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), David Ben-Gurion (1886), and L. L. Zamenhof (1859). After him are Lech Wałęsa (1943), Günter Grass (1927), Irena Sendler (1910), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), and Manfred von Richthofen (1892).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Heinz Guderian ranks 1After him are Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Fedor von Bock (1880), Günther von Kluge (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Anton Denikin (1872), and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899).