Kurt Student

1890 - 1978

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Kurt Arthur Benno Student (12 May 1890 – 1 July 1978) was a German general in the Luftwaffe during World War II. An early pioneer of airborne forces, Student was in overall command of developing a paratrooper force to be known as the Fallschirmjäger, and as the most senior member of the Fallschirmjäger, commanded it throughout the war. Student led the first major airborne attack in history, the battle for The Hague, in May 1940. He also commanded the Fallschirmjägers in its last major airborne operation, the invasion of Crete in May 1941. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Student has received more than 593,138 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Kurt Student is the 216th most popular military personnel (down from 172nd in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Poland (down from 91st in 2019) and the 13th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is most famous for his novels, "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle."

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Among military personnels, Kurt Student ranks 216 out of 1,466Before him are Yue Fei, Josip Jelačić, Otto Carius, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, and Sejanus. After him are Erhard Milch, Otto Liman von Sanders, Friedrich Olbricht, Maximilian von Weichs, Alfred von Tirpitz, and Craterus.

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Among people born in 1890, Kurt Student ranks 24Before him are Lawrence Bragg, Carlos Gardel, El Lissitzky, Walther Funk, Robert Ley, and Maria Goretti. After him are Franz Werfel, Fanny Kaplan, Michael Collins, Victor Lustig, Bohuslav Martinů, and Giorgio Morandi. Among people deceased in 1978, Kurt Student ranks 21Before him are Manne Siegbahn, John Cazale, Ricardo Zamora, Jim Jones, Hasso von Manteuffel, and Willy Messerschmitt. After him are Harold Lasswell, Harry Martinson, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Ronnie Peterson, Ed Wood, and Houari Boumédiène.

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Among people born in Poland, Kurt Student ranks 106 out of 1,231Before him are Ulrich Beck (1944), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Saint Casimir (1458), Casimir Funk (1884), and Henryk Wieniawski (1835). After him are Anna Jagiellon (1523), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), and Edward Sapir (1884).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Kurt Student ranks 13Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Anton Denikin (1872), and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899). After him are Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Rochus Misch (1917), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), and Otto Kretschmer (1912).