Helmuth von Moltke the Younger

1848 - 1916

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Graf Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von 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 Graf 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 822,225 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Helmuth von Moltke the Younger is the 177th most popular military personnel (up from 200th in 2019), the 437th most popular biography from Germany (up from 469th in 2019) and the 44th most popular 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, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 177 out of 1,468Before him are Hans Krebs, Oskar Dirlewanger, Akechi Mitsuhide, Johannes Blaskowitz, Djemal Pasha, and Matilda of Tuscany. After him are Aleksei Brusilov, Felix Steiner, Walther von Reichenau, Syagrius, Draža Mihailović, and Anton Denikin.

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Among people born in 1848, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 7Before him are Paul Gauguin, Octave Mirbeau, Vilfredo Pareto, Gottlob Frege, Otto Lilienthal, and Joris-Karl Huysmans. After him are Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Hugo de Vries, Tōgō Heihachirō, and Robert I, Duke of Parma. Among people deceased in 1916, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 16Before him are Odilon Redon, Franz Marc, William Ramsay, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, and Richard Dedekind. After him are Otto of Bavaria, Charles de Foucauld, Natsume Sōseki, Karl Schwarzschild, Enrique Granados, and Elisabeth of Wied.

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Among people born in Germany, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 437 out of 6,142Before him are Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Roland Freisler (1893), Victoria of Baden (1862), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), Albrecht Kossel (1853), and Adolf Butenandt (1903). After him are Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Hans Fischer (1881), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), and Felix Klein (1849).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger ranks 44Before him are Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), Ernst Busch (1885), Joachim Peiper (1915), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hans Krebs (1898), and Oskar Dirlewanger (1895). After him are Walther von Reichenau (1884), Wilhelm List (1880), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Erhard Milch (1892), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), and Wilhelm Mohnke (1911).