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Karl Gebhardt

1897 - 1948

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Karl Franz Gebhardt (23 November 1897 – 2 June 1948) was a German medical doctor and a war criminal during World War II. He served as Medical Superintendent of the Hohenlychen Sanatorium, Consulting Surgeon of the Waffen-SS, Chief Surgeon in the Staff of the Reich Physician SS and Police, and personal physician to Heinrich Himmler.Gebhardt was the main coordinator of a series of surgical experiments performed on inmates of the concentration camps at Ravensbrück and Auschwitz. These experiments were an attempt to defend his approach to the surgical management of grossly contaminated traumatic wounds, against the then-new innovations of antibiotic treatment of injuries acquired on the battlefield.During the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials, Gebhardt stood trial in the Doctors' trial (American Military Tribunal No. I). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Gebhardt has received more than 471,447 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Karl Gebhardt is the 13th most popular mafioso (up from 16th in 2019), the 562nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 589th in 2019) and the most popular German Mafioso.

Karl Gebhardt was a Nazi doctor who experimented on prisoners in concentration camps. He is most famous for his experiments with bone transplants and the sterilization of prisoners.

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Among mafiosos, Karl Gebhardt ranks 13 out of 52Before him are Salvatore Riina, Jack Ruby, Frank Abagnale, Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Epstein, and Meyer Lansky. After him are Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Bernardo Provenzano, Tamam Shud case, Wyatt Earp, Mark David Chapman, and John Gotti.

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Among people born in 1897, Karl Gebhardt ranks 31Before him are Yun Posun, Tadeusz Reichstein, Otto Strasser, Kurt Daluege, Karl-Otto Koch, and Hasso von Manteuffel. After him are Odd Hassel, Ivan Bagramyan, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, John Franklin Enders, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, and Kirill Meretskov. Among people deceased in 1948, Karl Gebhardt ranks 20Before him are Folke Bernadotte, Johannes Blaskowitz, Witold Pilecki, Ruth Benedict, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Theodor Morell. After him are Maria Mandl, Arthur Liebehenschel, Jan Masaryk, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Kurt Schwitters, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Gebhardt ranks 562 out of 6,142Before him are Erich Hoepner (1886), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750), Hans von Seeckt (1866), and Elisabeth of Wied (1843). After him are Rupert, King of Germany (1352), John of Saxony (1801), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551), Hans Jonas (1903), August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767), and Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779).

Among MAFIOSOS In Germany

Among mafiosos born in Germany, Karl Gebhardt ranks 1After him are Jenny-Wanda Barkmann (1922) and Richard Hauptmann (1899).