Josef Harpe

1887 - 1968

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Josef Harpe (21 September 1887 – 14 March 1968) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 9th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany. Harpe served on the Eastern Front, where he commanded XXXXI Panzer Corps and the 9th Army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josef Harpe has received more than 142,049 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Josef Harpe is the 397th most popular military personnel, the 933rd most popular biography from Germany and the 87th most popular German Military Personnel.

Josef Harpe is most famous for being a German serial killer who was executed in 1803.

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Among military personnels, Josef Harpe ranks 397 out of 1,466Before him are Ban Chao, Richard Winters, Christian Wirth, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Thomas the Slav, and Alexander von Falkenhausen. After him are Gao Shun, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Gustav Wagner, Ernst von Mansfeld, Nikolai Kuznetsov, and Yoshiko Kawashima.

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Among people born in 1887, Josef Harpe ranks 48Before him are Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Hans Oster, Harald Bohr, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, and George Pólya. After him are Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Arnold Zweig, Emilio Mola, James Paul Moody, and Frederick Fleet. Among people deceased in 1968, Josef Harpe ranks 35Before him are Kirill Meretskov, Vasily Sokolovsky, Giovanni Messe, Ivan Ribar, Alexandre Kojève, and Romano Guardini. After him are Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Lucio Fontana, Arnold Zweig, Tivadar Soros, Alice Guy-Blaché, and Vittorio Pozzo.

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Among people born in Germany, Josef Harpe ranks 933 out of 5,289Before him are Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), Carl Stamitz (1745), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Joseph Berchtold (1897), Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867), and Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868). After him are Princess Marianne of the Netherlands (1810), Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736), Walther Flemming (1843), Johannes Althusius (1563), Thomas Bach (1953), and Florian Geyer (1490).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Josef Harpe ranks 87Before him are Erich Kempka (1910), August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760), Reinhard Scheer (1863), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Herbert Gille (1897), and Christian Wirth (1885). After him are Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), Franz von Hipper (1863), and Hans Baur (1897).