Karl Silberbauer

1911 - 1972

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Karl Josef Silberbauer (21 June 1911 – 2 September 1972) was an Austrian police officer, SS member and undercover investigator for the West German Federal Intelligence Service. He was stationed in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during World War II, where he was promoted to the rank of Hauptscharführer (master sergeant). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Silberbauer has received more than 461,350 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Karl Silberbauer is the 425th most popular military personnel (down from 418th in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from Austria (down from 253rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Karl Silberbauer is most famous for being the detective who arrested O.J. Simpson for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

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Among military personnels, Karl Silberbauer ranks 425 out of 1,466Before him are Albert Pike, James Paul Moody, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, Arthur III, Duke of Brittany, Jan Kubiš, and Saitō Dōsan. After him are Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Franz Böhme, John Hawkins, Otto von Below, Yu Jin, and Zinovy Rozhestvensky.

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Among people born in 1911, Karl Silberbauer ranks 56Before him are William Howard Stein, Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Klaus Fuchs, and Sergey Sokolov. After him are Herta Oberheuser, Niels Kaj Jerne, Alfred Naujocks, Feodor Lynen, Nicholas Ray, and Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock. Among people deceased in 1972, Karl Silberbauer ranks 35Before him are Lale Andersen, Georg von Békésy, Jackie Robinson, Henri Coandă, Ferdinand Čatloš, and Fredric Brown. After him are Louis Leakey, Said bin Taimur, Margaret Rutherford, Antonio Segni, Hans Scharoun, and S. R. Ranganathan.

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Among people born in Austria, Karl Silberbauer ranks 267 out of 1,075Before him are Jörg Haider (1950), Karl Seitz (1869), Albert VI, Archduke of Austria (1418), Mercédès Jellinek (1889), Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria (1692), and Felix Baumgartner (1969). After him are Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Camillo Sitte (1843), Franz Böhme (1885), Paul Ehrenfest (1880), Archduchess Eleanor of Austria (1534), and Christine Nöstlinger (1936).