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 187,607 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Hermann Graf is the 13th most popular pilot, the 1,163rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,225th 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 Ernst Udet, Adolf Galland, Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, and Ivan Kozhedub. After him are Marina Raskova, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Joseph Kittinger, Chuck Yeager, Valery Chkalov, and Carl Gustaf von Rosen.

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Among people born in 1912, Hermann Graf ranks 64Before him are George Emil Palade, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Julius Axelrod, Ertuğrul Osman, Shoichi Nishimura, and Princess Deokhye. After him are José Ferrer, Arne Næss, A. E. van Vogt, Hugh Griffith, Salvador Luria, and Julia Child. Among people deceased in 1988, Hermann Graf ranks 35Before him are Muzafer Sherif, Valerie Solanas, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Franz Josef Strauss, Raj Kapoor, and Henryk Szeryng. After him are Hans Urs von Balthasar, Christina Onassis, Farida of Egypt, Richard S. Castellano, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Willem Drees.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Graf ranks 1,163 out of 5,289Before him are Theodor Escherich (1857), Joachim Sauer (1949), Constantin Carathéodory (1873), Ralph H. Baer (1922), Heinrich Schwabe (1789), and Andreas Brehme (1960). After him are Ernst vom Rath (1909), Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden (1790), Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden (1755), Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851), Rupert of Salzburg (650), and Jupp Derwall (1927).

Among PILOTS In Germany

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