Hermann Hoth

1885 - 1971

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Hermann Hoth (12 April 1885 – 25 January 1971) was a German army commander and war criminal during World War II. He fought in the Battle of France and as a panzer commander on the Eastern Front. Hoth commanded the 3rd Panzer Group during Operation Barbarossa in 1941, and the 4th Panzer Army during the Wehrmacht's 1942 summer offensive. Following the encirclement of the 6th Army in the Battle of Stalingrad in November 1942, Hoth's panzer army unsuccessfully attempted to relieve it during Operation Winter Storm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Hoth has received more than 490,733 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Hermann Hoth is the 97th most popular military personnel (down from 88th in 2019), the 252nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 225th in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Military Personnel.

Hermann Hoth was a German general who led the 3rd Panzer Group during Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union.

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Among military personnels, Hermann Hoth ranks 97 out of 1,466Before him are Desmond Doss, Hephaestion, Tadeusz Kościuszko, John of Austria, Stilicho, and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas. After him are Pancho Villa, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Subutai, Zhang Fei, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, and Theodor Eicke.

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Among people born in 1885, Hermann Hoth ranks 8Before him are Karen Blixen, Alban Berg, György Lukács, George S. Patton, Albert Kesselring, and Julius Streicher. After him are Ezra Pound, François Mauriac, Faisal I of Iraq, Chester W. Nimitz, Robert Delaunay, and Vladimir Tatlin. Among people deceased in 1971, Hermann Hoth ranks 7Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, and György Lukács. After him are Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, François Duvalier, Arne Jacobsen, and Wilhelm List.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Hoth ranks 252 out of 5,289Before him are Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710), Franz Mesmer (1734), Ernst Jünger (1895), Julius Streicher (1885), Wim Wenders (1945), and Athanasius Kircher (1602). After him are Pope Clement II (1005), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Max Scheler (1874), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), and Joseph Beuys (1921).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hermann Hoth ranks 21Before him are Michel Ney (1769), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Erich Hartmann (1922), Albert Kesselring (1885), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), and John of Austria (1547). After him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Michael Wittmann (1914), Klaus Barbie (1913), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), and Ludwig Beck (1880).