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Karl Silberbauer

1911 - 1972

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Karl Josef Silberbauer (21 June 1911 – 2 September 1972) was an Austrian police officer, Schutzstaffel (SS) member, and undercover investigator for the West German Bundesnachrichtendienst (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 507,793 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Karl Silberbauer is the 420th most popular military personnel (up from 425th in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from Austria (up from 267th in 2019) and the 13th 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 420 out of 1,468Before him are Xu Huang, Alfred von Waldersee, Uqba ibn Nafi, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Gan Ning, and Mitsuru Ushijima. After him are Muqali, John of Austria the Younger, Cao Ren, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Laskarina Bouboulina, and Karl Mack von Leiberich.

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Among people born in 1911, Karl Silberbauer ranks 53Before him are Louise Bourgeois, Vincent Price, Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, Henri Troyat, and Ernesto Sabato. After him are Alfred Naujocks, Nicholas Ray, Klaus Fuchs, Lucille Ball, Gustav Wagner, and Akira Yoshizawa. Among people deceased in 1972, Karl Silberbauer ranks 35Before him are Ferdinand Čatloš, Margaret Rutherford, Jackie Robinson, Emil Maurice, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, and Henri Coandă. After him are Natalie Clifford Barney, Fredric Brown, Lale Andersen, Bronislava Nijinska, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, and Louis Leakey.

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Among people born in Austria, Karl Silberbauer ranks 257 out of 1,237Before him are Franz Grillparzer (1791), Maria Altmann (1916), William, Duke of Austria (1370), Hermine Braunsteiner (1919), Koloman Moser (1868), and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736). After him are Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739), Ludwig Ritter von Köchel (1800), Katharina Schratt (1853), Max Steiner (1888), Max Perutz (1914), and Thomas Klestil (1932).