Heinz Reinefarth

1903 - 1979

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Heinz Reinefarth (26 December 1903 – 7 May 1979) was a German SS commander during World War II and government official in West Germany after the war. During the Warsaw Uprising of August 1944 his troops committed numerous atrocities. After the war, Reinefarth became the mayor of the town of Westerland, on the isle of Sylt, and member of the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinz Reinefarth has received more than 401,168 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Heinz Reinefarth is the 623rd most popular military personnel (up from 649th in 2019), the 321st most popular biography from Poland (down from 319th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Heinz Reinefarth ranks 623 out of 2,058Before him are Alexander von Falkenhausen, Johan Laidoner, Hubert Lyautey, Wolfgang Lüth, Takeichi Nishi, and Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt. After him are Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Heraclius the Elder, Viktor Pavičić, Antonio Tejero, and Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier.

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Among people born in 1903, Heinz Reinefarth ranks 82Before him are Henry Corbin, Werner Best, Bob Hope, Karl Eberhard Schöngarth, Charlotte Perriand, and Yevgeny Mravinsky. After him are Werner Ostendorff, Evelyn Waugh, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Charles W. Morris, Mikhail Kalatozov, and Silvina Ocampo. Among people deceased in 1979, Heinz Reinefarth ranks 52Before him are Rudi Dutschke, Charles Mingus, Nicholas Ray, Conrad Hilton, Feodor Lynen, and Louis Chiron. After him are Alfredo Ottaviani, Nicos Poulantzas, Pier Luigi Nervi, Charles W. Morris, Nereo Rocco, and Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry.

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Among people born in Poland, Heinz Reinefarth ranks 321 out of 1,694Before him are Jean Epstein (1897), Daniel Olbrychski (1945), Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), Grażyna Bacewicz (1909), Sławomir Mrożek (1930), and Stefan Wyszyński (1901). After him are Bolesław IV the Curly (1120), Lestek (870), Jerzy Stuhr (1947), Mieszko III the Old (1126), Ernst Wilimowski (1916), and Walther Nehring (1892).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Heinz Reinefarth ranks 28Before him are Vasily Sokolovsky (1897), Elisabeth Volkenrath (1919), Erich Fellgiebel (1886), Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), Rüdiger von der Goltz (1865), and Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878). After him are Walther Nehring (1892), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Casimir Pulaski (1745), Hans Karl von Diebitsch (1785), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), and Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière (1886).