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Hermann Graf

1912 - 1988

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Hermann Graf (24 October 1912 – 4 November 1988) was a German Luftwaffe World War II fighter ace. He served on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. He became the first pilot in aviation history to claim 200 aerial victories—that is, 200 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Graf has received more than 238,184 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Graf is the 13th most popular pilot, the 1,186th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,163rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Pilot.

Hermann Graf is most famous for his groundbreaking work in the field of virology. He was one of the first scientists to identify and characterize the viruses that cause polio, measles, and mumps.

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Among pilots, Hermann Graf ranks 13 out of 48Before him are Hanna Reitsch, Ernst Udet, Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, and Ivan Kozhedub. After him are Marina Raskova, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Chuck Yeager, Valery Chkalov, Mathias Rust, and René Fonck.

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Among people born in 1912, Hermann Graf ranks 64Before him are Patrick White, Cornel Wilde, Isser Harel, Salvador Luria, José Ferrer, and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. After him are Duško Popov, Lev Gumilyov, Herbert C. Brown, Pat Nixon, Julia Child, and Ivan Yakubovsky. Among people deceased in 1988, Hermann Graf ranks 33Before him are Klaus Fuchs, Muzafer Sherif, Franz Josef Strauss, Farida of Egypt, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Raj Kapoor. After him are Richard S. Castellano, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Henryk Szeryng, Valerie Solanas, Hiroaki Sato, and Sergey Gorshkov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Graf ranks 1,186 out of 6,142Before him are Maria Sophia of Neuburg (1666), Wilhelm Busch (1832), Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1690), Ernst-Günther Schenck (1904), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), and August von Wassermann (1866). After him are Ernst Lindemann (1894), Georg Böhm (1661), Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1907), Max Amann (1891), Armin Laschet (1961), and Wolfgang von Trips (1928).

Among PILOTS In Germany

Among pilots born in Germany, Hermann Graf ranks 3Before him are Adolf Galland (1912) and Ernst Udet (1896). After him are Mathias Rust (1968), Helmut Wick (1915), and Gotthard Handrick (1908).