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Hermann Hoth

1885 - 1971

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Hermann Hoth (12 April 1885 – 25 January 1971) was a German army commander, war criminal, and author. He served as a high-ranking panzer commander in the Wehrmacht during World War II, playing a prominent role in the Battle of France and on the Eastern Front. Contemporaries and later historians consider Hoth one of the most talented armoured warfare commanders of the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Hoth has received more than 713,442 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Hoth is the 96th most popular military personnel (up from 97th in 2019), the 236th most popular biography from Germany (up from 252nd in 2019) and the 22nd 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 96 out of 1,468Before him are Robert E. Lee, Albert Kesselring, John of Austria, Desmond Doss, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Hephaestion. After him are Heinrich Müller, Vasily Chuikov, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Robert Peary, Klaus Barbie, and Nestor Makhno.

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Among people born in 1885, Hermann Hoth ranks 5Before him are Niels Bohr, Karen Blixen, György Lukács, and Albert Kesselring. After him are Alban Berg, Julius Streicher, François Mauriac, Ezra Pound, Faisal I of Iraq, George S. Patton, and Robert Delaunay. 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, Theodor Svedberg, Rudolf Abel, and Paul Karrer.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann Hoth ranks 236 out of 6,142Before him are Ludwig Erhard (1897), Jupp Heynckes (1945), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1016), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), and Leopold von Ranke (1795). After him are Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Heinrich Müller (1900), Pope Clement II (1005), Eduard Buchner (1860), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), and Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hermann Hoth ranks 22Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Michel Ney (1769), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Albert Kesselring (1885), and John of Austria (1547). After him are Heinrich Müller (1900), Klaus Barbie (1913), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Ludwig Beck (1880), and Michael Wittmann (1914).