Hermann Ehrhardt

1881 - 1971

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Hermann Ehrhardt (29 November 1881 – 27 September 1971) was a German Freikorps commander during the period of turmoil in Weimar Republic Germany from 1918 to 1920, he commanded the famous II.Marine Brigade, better known as the Ehrhardt Brigade or Marinebrigade Ehrhardt. Born in Diersburg, now part of Hohberg, Baden-Württemberg, he served in the German Imperial Navy as a Korvettenkapitän. At the Battle of Jutland in May 1916 he commanded the 17th half-flotilla of the IX. Torpedo-boat Flotilla; his flagship, SMS V27 was sunk in action. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Ehrhardt has received more than 94,940 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Ehrhardt is the 803rd most popular military personnel, the 2,088th most popular biography from Germany and the 162nd most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 803 out of 1,466Before him are Reinhard Hardegen, Marie-Pierre Kœnig, Gunichi Mikawa, Radko Dimitriev, Karl Ernst, and Bertram Ramsay. After him are Alexander Haig, Baji Rao I, Presian, Duško Popov, Henri Winkelman, and Ding Ruchang.

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Among people born in 1881, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 75Before him are Hugo Meisl, Wilhelm Worringer, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Louis Trousselier, Hakaru Hashimoto, and Curt Sachs. After him are Adolf Meyer, Albert Gleizes, Irakli Tsereteli, H. H. Kung, Sergey Kamenev, and Adolfo de la Huerta. Among people deceased in 1971, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 66Before him are Viktor Patsayev, John W. Campbell, Paul Lukas, József Zakariás, Duane Allman, and Pedro Rodríguez. After him are August Derleth, Amet-khan Sultan, Erich Abraham, Dimitrios Loundras, Joseph Valachi, and Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 2,088 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854), Gustav Schwab (1792), John A. Roebling (1806), Judith Malina (1926), Karl Ernst (1904), and Marianne Weber (1870). After him are Hugo Schuchardt (1842), Klaus Voormann (1938), Hans Globke (1898), Gustave Whitehead (1874), Adolf Meyer (1881), and Ernst von Salomon (1902).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hermann Ehrhardt ranks 162Before him are Hermann Breith (1892), Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730), Hans von Obstfelder (1886), Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel (1809), Reinhard Hardegen (1913), and Karl Ernst (1904). After him are Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (1922), Otto Wöhler (1894), Gerhard Schmidhuber (1894), Oskar von Hutier (1857), Burkhard Christoph von Münnich (1683), and Prince Franz of Bavaria (1875).