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Hermann Ehrhardt

1881 - 1971

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Hermann Ehrhardt (29 November 1881 – 27 September 1971) was a German naval officer in World War I who became an anti-republican and anti-Semitic German nationalist Freikorps leader during the Weimar Republic. As head of the Marine Brigade Ehrhardt, he was among the best-known Freikorps leaders in the immediate postwar years. The Brigade fought against the local soviet republics that arose during the German Revolution of 1918–1919 and later was among the key players in the anti-democratic Kapp Putsch of March 1920. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Ehrhardt has received more than 158,173 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Ehrhardt is the 822nd most popular military personnel (down from 803rd in 2019), the 2,093rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,088th in 2019) and the 167th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 822 out of 1,468Before him are Mikhail Miloradovich, Yakov Pavlov, Joachim Schepke, Gerhard Schmidhuber, Charlie Wilson, and Rudolf Schmidt. After him are Nikolai Berzarin, Henri Winkelman, Minamoto no Yorimasa, Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow, Bertram Ramsay, and Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff.

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Among people born in 1881, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 71Before him are Curt Sachs, Ramón Grau, Kim Kyu-sik, King Oliver, Augustin Bea, and H. H. Kung. After him are Hugo Meisl, Louis Trousselier, Hans Wilsdorf, Adolfo de la Huerta, Hakaru Hashimoto, and Albert Gleizes. Among people deceased in 1971, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 63Before him are J. D. Bernal, Dita Parlo, Leslie White, Philippe Thys, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, and Shigeyoshi Suzuki. After him are Paul Lukas, Erich Abraham, August Derleth, John W. Campbell, T. V. Soong, and Joseph Valachi.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 2,093 out of 6,142Before him are Konrad von Thüringen (1206), Wilhelm Ackermann (1896), Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach (1703), Gerhard Ludwig Müller (1947), Rudolf Schmidt (1886), and Christian the Younger of Brunswick (1599). After him are Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria (1878), Katia Mann (1883), Johann Baptist von Spix (1781), Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck (1620), Robert Prosinečki (1969), and Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut (1772).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 167Before him are Wilhelm Souchon (1864), Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma (1891), Karl Frenzel (1911), Joachim Schepke (1912), Gerhard Schmidhuber (1894), and Rudolf Schmidt (1886). After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow (1755), Otto Wöhler (1894), Julius Jacob von Haynau (1786), Hermann Breith (1892), Bruno Loerzer (1891), and Wolfgang Lotz (1921).