Herbert Kappler

1907 - 1978

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Herbert Kappler (23 September 1907 – 9 February 1978) was a key German SS functionary and war criminal during the Nazi era. He served as head of German police and security services (Sicherheitspolizei and SD) in Rome during the Second World War and was responsible for the Ardeatine massacre.Following the end of the war, Kappler stood trial in Italy and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert Kappler has received more than 386,476 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Herbert Kappler is the 631st most popular military personnel (down from 521st in 2019), the 1,580th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,281st in 2019) and the 122nd most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Herbert Kappler ranks 631 out of 1,466Before him are Georg Stumme, Abner Doubleday, Israel Tal, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Dominique Vandamme, and Sergey Biryuzov. After him are Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Walther Nehring, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, Hans Hermann von Katte, and Živojin Mišić.

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Among people born in 1907, Herbert Kappler ranks 85Before him are Pierre Mendès France, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Giovanni Ferrari, René Char, Antonín Puč, and Cab Calloway. After him are Arseny Tarkovsky, Sisavang Vatthana, Takeo Wakabayashi, Johann Trollmann, Manfred von Ardenne, and Chūya Nakahara. Among people deceased in 1978, Herbert Kappler ranks 55Before him are Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Giovanni Gronchi, Henry Corbin, Arnold Hauser, Guo Moruo, and Burt Munro. After him are Tetsu Katayama, Sisavang Vatthana, W. Eugene Smith, Misao Tamai, Pablo Dorado, and Hubert Humphrey.

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Among people born in Germany, Herbert Kappler ranks 1,580 out of 5,289Before him are Thomas Tuchel (1973), Willi Hennig (1913), Princess Anna of Prussia (1836), Franz Aepinus (1724), Hans Staden (1525), and Georg Kerschensteiner (1854). After him are Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1679), Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1751), Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria (1878), Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Franz Gürtner (1881), and Rupert II, Elector Palatine (1325).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Herbert Kappler ranks 122Before him are Hans Langsdorff (1894), Ernst Barkmann (1919), Adolf Heusinger (1897), Adolf Strauss (1879), Wilhelm Rediess (1900), and Georg Stumme (1886). After him are Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Hans Hermann von Katte (1704), Kurt von Tippelskirch (1891), Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1721), Wolfgang Lotz (1921), and Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (1889).