Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski

1899 - 1966

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Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski (2 January 1899 – 19 September 1966) was an Olympic equestrian, winning a gold medal in the team dressage at the 1936 Olympics. He later served as a panzer general during World War II. He won an Iron Cross in 1918 as a lieutenant during World War I. During World War II, in Poland in 1939 and then the Russian Front where he served with distinction, having several panzers shot out from under him and personally leading several ad hoc attacks. He was considered an excellent panzer commander, but had problems with higher authority as he was an excessive drinker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski has received more than 70,194 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski is the 888th most popular military personnel (down from 856th in 2019), the 2,242nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,224th in 2019) and the 177th most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 888 out of 1,468Before him are Joseph Stilwell, Cristóvão da Gama, Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, Isamu Chō, Clearchus of Sparta, and Semyon Kurkotkin. After him are Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, Sergey Kamenev, Ecaterina Teodoroiu, Hōjō Ujiyasu, and Harold Bride.

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Among people born in 1899, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 101Before him are Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, Mart Stam, Soraya Tarzi, Max Simon, Pancho Vladigerov, and Jimmie Angel. After him are Richard Hauptmann, Marcel Achard, Charles Best, Noël Coward, Konstantinos Tsatsos, and Maria Yudina. Among people deceased in 1966, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 76Before him are Fritz Wunderlich, Wilhelm Röpke, Elena Stasova, Emil Brunner, Vladimir Minorsky, and Maximiliano Hernández Martínez. After him are George Ohsawa, Vilis Lācis, Robert Rossen, Hermann Scherchen, Wieland Wagner, and Otto von Knobelsdorff.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 2,242 out of 6,142Before him are Ernest Casimir I, Count of Nassau-Dietz (1573), Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (1809), Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen (1861), Burkhard Christoph von Münnich (1683), Klaus Voormann (1938), and Rupert I, Elector Palatine (1309). After him are Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern (1891), Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel (1744), Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg (1619), Magdalene of Brandenburg (1582), Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1871), and Alfred Meyer (1891).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 177Before him are Hermann Breith (1892), Bruno Loerzer (1891), Wolfgang Lotz (1921), Oskar von Hutier (1857), Heinrich Ehrler (1917), and Burkhard Christoph von Münnich (1683). After him are Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel (1744), Hans von Obstfelder (1886), Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel (1809), Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin (1684), Max Pauly (1907), and George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven (1892).