Joachim Schepke

1912 - 1941

Joachim Schepke

Joachim Schepke (8 March 1912 – 17 March 1941) was a German U-boat commander during World War II. He was the seventh recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. It was Germany's highest military decoration at the time of its presentation to Joachim Schepke.Schepke is credited with the sinking of 36 Allied ships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Schepke has received more than 89,404 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 659th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Joachim Schepke ranks 662 out of 1,194Before him are Minamoto no Yorimasa, Ettore Bastico, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Yoshijirō Umezu, Vetranio, and Maurice Sarrail. After him are Erich Rudorffer, Heraclius the Elder, Bertram Ramsay, Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, Guido Starhemberg, and Joseph Boxhall.

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Among people born in 1912, Joachim Schepke ranks 94Before him are Nereo Rocco, Gordon Gollob, Samuel Fuller, Chaïm Perelman, Jacques Ellul, and Dinmukhamed Kunaev. After him are Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Richard Brooks, Roy Sullivan, Marta Eggerth, Edmond Jabès, and David Packard. Among people deceased in 1941, Joachim Schepke ranks 63Before him are Annie Jump Cannon, Émile Picard, Hans Berger, Charles Huntziger, Christian Sinding, and Hjalmar Söderberg. After him are Benjamin Lee Whorf, Natalie of Serbia, Ivan Panfilov, Jelly Roll Morton, Alexandros Koryzis, and Guido Adler.

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Among people born in Germany, Joachim Schepke ranks 1,636 out of 3,763Before him are Hans Poelzig (1869), Fastrada (765), Gustav von Schmoller (1838), Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1764), Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765), and Jürgen Moltmann (1926). After him are Carl Laemmle (1867), Otto Brunfels (1488), Erich Rudorffer (1917), Franz Aepinus (1724), Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann (1662), and Friedrich Wieck (1785).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Joachim Schepke ranks 115Before him are Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1721), Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (1889), Anton Dostler (1891), Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Ludwig Crüwell (1892), and Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow (1755). After him are Erich Rudorffer (1917), Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg (1759), Fritz Witt (1908), Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma (1891), Wilhelm Rediess (null), and Rudolf Schmidt (1886).

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