MILITARY PERSONNEL

Helmuth von Moltke the Younger

1848 - 1916

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Helmuth Johannes Ludwig Grafvon Moltke (German: [ˈhɛlmuːt fɔn ˈmɔltkə]; 25 May 1848 – 18 June 1916), also known as Moltke the Younger, was a German general and Chief of the Great German General Staff. He was also the nephew of Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke who is commonly called "Moltke the Elder" to differentiate the two. Upon becoming the head of the General Staff, Moltke led the German Army from 1 January 1906 to 14 September 1914 during the opening months of World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmuth von Moltke the Younger has received more than 653,780 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Helmuth von Moltke the Younger is the 200th most popular military personnel (up from 218th in 2019), the 469th most popular biography from Germany (up from 503rd in 2019) and the 45th most popular German Military Personnel.

Helmuth von Moltke the Younger is most famous for his military leadership in the Franco-Prussian War.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 200 out of 1,466Before him are Gaius Claudius Glaber, Akechi Mitsuhide, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Kurt Meyer, Pittacus of Mytilene, and Syagrius. After him are Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Dietrich von Choltitz, Parmenion, Lysander, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, and Hasso von Manteuffel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1848, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 9Before him are Vilfredo Pareto, Gottlob Frege, Otto Lilienthal, Gustave Caillebotte, Joris-Karl Huysmans, and Otto of Bavaria. After him are Tōgō Heihachirō, Hugo de Vries, Wyatt Earp, Arthur Balfour, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, and Viktor Vasnetsov. Among people deceased in 1916, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 17Before him are Sholem Aleichem, Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, Richard Dedekind, Karl Schwarzschild, and Otto of Bavaria. After him are Natsume Sōseki, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Enrique Granados, Charles Taze Russell, Charles de Foucauld, and José Echegaray.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 469 out of 5,289Before him are Otto of Bavaria (1848), Kurt Weill (1900), Kurt Meyer (1910), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), and Robert Ritter von Greim (1892). After him are Gerda Taro (1910), Adolf Butenandt (1903), George Grosz (1893), Hans Jonas (1903), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), and Patrick Süskind (1949).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Germany

Among military personnels born in Germany, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 45Before him are August von Mackensen (1849), Wilhelm List (1880), Joachim Peiper (1915), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), and Kurt Meyer (1910). After him are Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Otto Carius (1922), Erhard Milch (1892), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), and Maximilian von Weichs (1881).