Helmuth Weidling

1891 - 1955

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Helmuth Otto Ludwig Weidling (2 November 1891 – 17 November 1955) was a German general during the Second World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmuth Weidling has received more than 1,323,961 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Helmuth Weidling is the 170th most popular military personnel (down from 156th in 2019), the 422nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 381st in 2019) and the 38th most popular German Military Personnel.

Helmuth Weidling was the commander of the Berlin Defense Area during the Battle of Berlin. He is most famous for his role in the Battle of Berlin, where he commanded the defense of Berlin against Soviet forces.

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Among military personnels, Helmuth Weidling ranks 170 out of 2,058Before him are Semyon Budyonny, Anton Denikin, Matilda of Tuscany, Paul Hausser, Dragut, and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. After him are Zhao Yun, Georg von Küchler, Auguste de Marmont, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, and Akechi Mitsuhide.

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Among people born in 1891, Helmuth Weidling ranks 19Before him are Pär Lagerkvist, Henry Miller, Otto Dix, Rudolf Carnap, Rafael Trujillo, and Genrikh Yagoda. After him are Walther Bothe, Ilya Ehrenburg, Fritz Todt, Frederick Banting, Osip Mandelstam, and Edward Bernays. Among people deceased in 1955, Helmuth Weidling ranks 15Before him are Fernand Léger, Alberto Ascari, Rodolfo Graziani, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Arthur Honegger, and Maurice Utrillo. After him are Charlie Parker, James B. Sumner, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Pak Hon-yong.

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Among people born in Germany, Helmuth Weidling ranks 422 out of 7,253Before him are Robert Ley (1890), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Jürgen Klopp (1967), Otto of Bavaria (1848), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), and Richard Willstätter (1872). After him are Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Regiomontanus (1436), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Ernst Abbe (1840), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), and Max Bruch (1838).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Helmuth Weidling ranks 38Before him are Ludwig Beck (1880), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), Hermann Fegelein (1906), Joachim Peiper (1915), Paul Hausser (1880), and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848). After him are Georg von Küchler (1881), Hans Krebs (1898), Ernst Busch (1885), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), and Oskar Dirlewanger (1895).