Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz

1796 - 1877

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Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz (27 December 1796 – 2 August 1877) was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall. He was born at Eisenach and joined the army of Prussia during the War of Liberation. Over the Seven Weeks' War he led the V Corps against Austria and became known as the Lion of Nachod for his victories as the Battles of Nachod, Skalitz, and Schweinschädel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz has received more than 84,423 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz is the 915th most popular military personnel (up from 1,017th in 2019), the 2,242nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,592nd in 2019) and the 169th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz ranks 915 out of 2,058Before him are Hydarnes II, Hermann Ehrhardt, Rudolf Schmidt, Jacques François Dugommier, Dan Shomron, and Karl Lennart Oesch. After him are Monte Melkonian, John Basilone, Karl Mauss, Alexey Kaledin, Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev, and Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann.

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Among people born in 1796, Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz ranks 20Before him are James Bowie, Giovanni Pacini, Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais, Jean-Gaspard Deburau, and Princess Maria Ferdinanda of Saxony. After him are Asher Brown Durand, August von Platen-Hallermünde, François Mignet, David Roberts, Carl Ludwig Blume, and Charles Cousin-Montauban, Comte de Palikao. Among people deceased in 1877, Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz ranks 26Before him are Constantine Kanaris, Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse, Kido Takayoshi, Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Philipp Veit, and Friedrich Graf von Wrangel. After him are Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, Walter Bagehot, Pōmare IV, Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine, Johann Christian Poggendorff, and Alexandre Herculano.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz ranks 2,242 out of 7,253Before him are Floris III, Count of Holland (1141), Ralf Schumacher (1975), Louis of Nassau (1538), Walter Eucken (1891), Rudolf Peierls (1907), and Sigismund, Duke of Bavaria (1439). After him are Fritz Hofmann (1871), Karl Mauss (1898), Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden (1704), Johann Georg Christian Lehmann (1792), Georg Ratzinger (1924), and Maria Aurora von Königsmarck (1662).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz ranks 169Before him are Heinrich von Plauen (1370), Otto Wöhler (1894), Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel (1744), Hans Loritz (1895), Hermann Ehrhardt (1881), and Rudolf Schmidt (1886). After him are Karl Mauss (1898), Wolfgang Lotz (1921), Alexander von Linsingen (1850), Burkhard Christoph von Münnich (1683), Prince Franz of Bavaria (1875), and Joachim Schepke (1912).