Hugo Sperrle

1885 - 1953

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Hugo Sperrle (7 February 1885 – 2 April 1953) was a German military aviator in World War I and a Generalfeldmarschall in the Luftwaffe during World War II. Sperrle joined the Imperial German Army in 1903. He served in the artillery upon the outbreak of World War I. In 1914 he joined the Luftstreitkräfte as an observer then trained as a pilot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Sperrle has received more than 429,936 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Hugo Sperrle is the 321st most popular military personnel (down from 213th in 2019), the 773rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 487th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular German Military Personnel.

Hugo Sperrle was a German general in World War II. He was most famous for his involvement in the Battle of Britain.

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Among military personnels, Hugo Sperrle ranks 321 out of 1,466Before him are Cao Ren, Nearchus, François Joseph Lefebvre, Götz von Berlichingen, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, and Hans-Valentin Hube. After him are Xiahou Yuan, Datis, Eduard Dietl, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Iwane Matsui, and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski.

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Among people born in 1885, Hugo Sperrle ranks 37Before him are Heinrich Hoffmann, Sonia Delaunay, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Sinclair Lewis, Alexander Löhr, and Nikolaus von Falkenhorst. After him are Hugo Boss, Romano Guardini, Christian Wirth, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Will Durant, and G. W. Pabst. Among people deceased in 1953, Hugo Sperrle ranks 22Before him are Ivan Bunin, Eugene O'Neill, Raoul Dufy, Guccio Gucci, Erich Mendelsohn, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. After him are Richard Walther Darré, Alice Prin, Ernst Zermelo, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, Ludwig Prandtl, and Dylan Thomas.

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Among people born in Germany, Hugo Sperrle ranks 773 out of 5,289Before him are Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Gudrun Burwitz (1929), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), Johann Christoph Bach (1642), Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707), and Juana Bormann (1893). After him are Florian Schneider (1947), Otto Loewi (1873), Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845), Anna Leopoldovna (1718), Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern (1835), and Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann (1842).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Hugo Sperrle ranks 73Before him are Günther Prien (1908), Walther Wenck (1900), Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), and Hans-Valentin Hube (1890). After him are Eduard Dietl (1890), Viktor Lutze (1890), Günther Lütjens (1889), Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887), Johannes Frießner (1892), and Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755).