Helmuth Weidling

1891 - 1955

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmuth Weidling has received more than 880,798 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Helmuth Weidling is the 149th most popular military personnel (down from 146th in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from Germany (down from 5th in 2019) and the 32nd 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 149 out of 1,466Before him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Mardonius, Hermann Fegelein, Djemal Pasha, Ernst Busch, and Erwin von Witzleben. After him are Semyon Budyonny, Franz Halder, José de San Martín, Georg von Küchler, Johannes Blaskowitz, and Walther von Reichenau.

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Among people born in 1891, Helmuth Weidling ranks 16Before him are Henry Miller, Pär Lagerkvist, Otto Dix, B. R. Ambedkar, Rudolf Carnap, and Nelly Sachs. After him are Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, Rafael Trujillo, Walther Bothe, Alexander Rodchenko, and Fritz Todt. Among people deceased in 1955, Helmuth Weidling ranks 12Before him are Fernand Léger, José Ortega y Gasset, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Charlie Parker, Sadako Sasaki, and Arthur Honegger. After him are António Egas Moniz, Alberto Ascari, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, and Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Among people born in Germany, Helmuth Weidling ranks 358 out of 5,289Before him are August Kekulé (1829), Hermann Fegelein (1906), Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776), Ernst Busch (1885), Karen Horney (1885), and Carl von Ossietzky (1889). After him are Ernst Abbe (1840), Werner Herzog (1942), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Franz Halder (1884), Ernst Ruska (1906), and Carl Bosch (1874).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Helmuth Weidling ranks 32Before him are Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Ludwig Beck (1880), Heinrich Müller (1900), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Hermann Fegelein (1906), and Ernst Busch (1885). After him are Franz Halder (1884), Georg von Küchler (1881), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Paul Hausser (1880), Hans Krebs (1898), and Alfred von Schlieffen (1833).