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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 1,037,131 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Helmuth Weidling is the 150th most popular military personnel (down from 149th in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from Germany (down from 358th in 2019) and the 37th 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 150 out of 1,468Before him are Dragut, Paul Hausser, Ferdinand Schörner, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Georg von Küchler, and Chūichi Nagumo. After him are Mardonius, Semyon Budyonny, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Alfred von Schlieffen, José de San Martín, and Rudolf Abel.

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Among people born in 1891, Helmuth Weidling ranks 20Before him are Pär Lagerkvist, Walther Bothe, Rudolf Carnap, Rafael Trujillo, Otto Dix, and Genrikh Yagoda. After him are Ilya Ehrenburg, Fritz Todt, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, John Howard Northrop, Alexander Rodchenko, and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1955, Helmuth Weidling ranks 14Before him are António Egas Moniz, Charlie Parker, Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Alberto Ascari, and Rodolfo Graziani. After him are Arthur Honegger, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, Vasily Blokhin, and Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Among people born in Germany, Helmuth Weidling ranks 381 out of 6,142Before him are Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France (1731), Martin Behaim (1459), Moses Mendelssohn (1729), Georg von Küchler (1881), Joachim Löw (1960), and Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787). After him are Ulrike Meinhof (1934), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Klaus Schwab (1938), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786), and Gerhard Domagk (1895).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Helmuth Weidling ranks 37Before him are August von Mackensen (1849), Franz Halder (1884), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Paul Hausser (1880), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), and Georg von Küchler (1881). After him are Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), Ernst Busch (1885), Joachim Peiper (1915), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hans Krebs (1898), and Oskar Dirlewanger (1895).