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Henning von Tresckow

1901 - 1944

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Henning Hermann Karl Robert von Tresckow (German: [ˈhɛ.nɪŋ fɔn ˈtʁeːs.ko] (listen); 10 January 1901 – 21 July 1944) was a German military officer with the rank of major general in the German Army who helped organize German resistance against Adolf Hitler. He attempted to assassinate Hitler on 13 March 1943 and drafted the Valkyrie plan for a coup against the German government. He was described by the Gestapo as the "prime mover" behind the plot of 20 July 1944 to assassinate Hitler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henning von Tresckow has received more than 1,215,934 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Henning von Tresckow is the 226th most popular military personnel (up from 245th in 2019), the 531st most popular biography from Germany (up from 571st in 2019) and the 55th most popular German Military Personnel.

Hennig von Tresckow was a colonel in the German army and a member of the German resistance during World War II. He was a key conspirator in the 1944 assassination plot against Adolf Hitler.

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Among military personnels, Henning von Tresckow ranks 226 out of 1,468Before him are Pausanias, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Craterus, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne, Otto Günsche, and Lysander. After him are Hasso von Manteuffel, Erwin von Witzleben, Gaius Claudius Glaber, Vasily Stalin, Sejanus, and Tōgō Heihachirō.

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Among people born in 1901, Henning von Tresckow ranks 39Before him are Robert Bresson, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, and Nikolai Vatutin. After him are Salvatore Quasimodo, Carl Barks, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Liebehenschel, Alfred Tarski, and Jaroslav Seifert. Among people deceased in 1944, Henning von Tresckow ranks 28Before him are Chūichi Nagumo, Ernst Thälmann, Milena Jesenská, Florence Foster Jenkins, Charles Glover Barkla, and Nikolai Vatutin. After him are Erwin von Witzleben, Glenn Miller, Louis Renault, Erich Hoepner, Kasturba Gandhi, and Aristide Maillol.

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Among people born in Germany, Henning von Tresckow ranks 531 out of 6,142Before him are Pope Victor II (1018), Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Kurt Weill (1900), Otto Günsche (1917), Theodor Morell (1886), and Helmut Newton (1920). After him are Hans Spemann (1869), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), and Horst Wessel (1907).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Henning von Tresckow ranks 55Before him are Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Kurt Student (1890), Otto Carius (1922), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), and Otto Günsche (1917). After him are Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Kurt Meyer (1910), Erich Hoepner (1886), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Werner Mölders (1913), and Maurice de Saxe (1696).