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 won an Iron Cross in 1918 as a lieutenant during World War I. A panzer general 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 62,304 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski is the 856th most popular military personnel (up from 949th in 2019), the 2,224th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,340th in 2019) and the 175th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 856 out of 1,466Before him are Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, Bonifacius, Eugen Ritter von Schobert, Arthur Percival, Hans von Salmuth, and Karol Świerczewski. After him are Hōjō Ujiyasu, Macrianus Major, George B. McClellan, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Robert Blake, and Fritz von Below.

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Among people born in 1899, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 96Before him are Wolf Messing, Max Simon, Gustaf Gründgens, Noël Coward, Eugene Ormandy, and Jimmie Angel. After him are Irving Thalberg, Susannah Mushatt Jones, Richard Hartshorne, Nevil Shute, John Barbirolli, and Princess Antonia of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1966, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 78Before him are Bai Chongxi, Elena Stasova, Caterina Albert, Philipp Frank, Otto von Knobelsdorff, and Arthur Percival. After him are Robert Rossen, Vladimir Minorsky, Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, Väinö Tanner, Heimito von Doderer, and Emil Brunner.

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Among people born in Germany, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 2,224 out of 5,289Before him are Rolf Stommelen (1943), Princess Helena Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1888), Christoph Schneider (1966), Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau (1837), Jan Assmann (1938), and Edmund Veesenmayer (1904). After him are Fritz Wepper (1941), Kai Hansen (1963), Wolfgang Iser (1926), John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1627), Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1835), and Fritz Müller (1822).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski ranks 175Before him are Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz (1796), Günther Lützow (1912), Wilhelm Souchon (1864), Otto von Knobelsdorff (1886), Walter Heitz (1878), and Eugen Ritter von Schobert (1883). After him are Max Pauly (1907), Bruno Loerzer (1891), Walter Krüger (1892), Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel (1744), Erich Brandenberger (1892), and Hans Cramer (1896).