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Kurt Knispel

1921 - 1945

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Kurt Knispel (20 September 1921 – 28 April 1945) was a German tank commander during World War II. Knispel was severely wounded on 28 April 1945 by shrapnel to his head when his Tiger II was hit in battle by Soviet tanks. He died two hours later in a German field hospital.On 10 April 2013, Czech authorities said that Knispel's remains were found with 15 other German soldiers behind a church wall in Vrbovec, identified by his dog tags.On 12 November 2014, the German War Graves Commission reburied his remains at the Central Brno military cemetery in Brno. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Knispel has received more than 787,304 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Kurt Knispel is the 278th most popular military personnel (down from 255th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 66th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Czech Military Personnel.

Kurt Knispel is most famous for being the top scorer in the history of the Bundesliga.

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Among military personnels, Kurt Knispel ranks 278 out of 1,468Before him are Gerhard Barkhorn, Alexandre de Beauharnais, Karl Wolff, Boris Shaposhnikov, Vasily Blyukher, and Orda Khan. After him are Slobodan Praljak, Ishida Mitsunari, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Nicolas Oudinot, Jean Victor Marie Moreau, and Jozef Gabčík.

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Among people born in 1921, Kurt Knispel ranks 34Before him are Vasily Stalin, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Gianni Agnelli, Nancy Reagan, Kenneth Arrow, and Patricia Highsmith. After him are Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Lana Turner, Vasily Smyslov, Marija Gimbutas, Georges Brassens, and Dirk Bogarde. Among people deceased in 1945, Kurt Knispel ranks 63Before him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Margot Frank, René Lalique, Robert H. Goddard, Fumimaro Konoe, and Boris Shaposhnikov. After him are Ludwig Stumpfegger, Georg Elser, Juana Bormann, Arthur Nebe, Odilo Globočnik, and Otto Neurath.

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Among people born in Czechia, Kurt Knispel ranks 74 out of 973Before him are Bonne of Luxembourg (1315), František Kupka (1871), Věra Čáslavská (1942), Matthias Sindelar (1903), Jerome of Prague (1379), and Jan Masaryk (1886). After him are Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896), Johann Stamitz (1717), Ludmila of Bohemia (860), and Bohuslav Martinů (1890).


Among military personnels born in Czechia, Kurt Knispel ranks 4Before him are Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583), Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766), and Jan Žižka (1360). After him are Prokop the Great (1380), Jan Kubiš (1913), Julius von Payer (1841), Otto Kittel (1917), Erhard Raus (1889), Moritz von Auffenberg (1852), and Alexander von Krobatin (1849).