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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 Fallschirmjäger 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 666,860 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Kurt Student is the 215th most popular military personnel (up from 216th in 2019), the 506th most popular biography from Germany (down from 106th in 2019) and the 51st most popular German 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 215 out of 1,468Before him are Sun Ce, Date Masamune, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Bertrand du Guesclin, Pedro de Valdivia, and Nikolai Vatutin. After him are Han Xin, Otto Carius, Bai Qi, Kim Philby, Karl-Otto Koch, and Pausanias.

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Among people born in 1890, Kurt Student ranks 23Before him are Lawrence Bragg, Man Ray, Walther Funk, Carlos Gardel, Robert Ley, and El Lissitzky. After him are Habibullāh Kalakāni, Giorgio Morandi, Victor Lustig, Maria Goretti, Franz Werfel, and Fanny Kaplan. Among people deceased in 1978, Kurt Student ranks 20Before him are Manne Siegbahn, Anastas Mikoyan, Jim Jones, Umberto Nobile, Ronnie Peterson, and Ricardo Zamora. After him are Hasso von Manteuffel, Willy Messerschmitt, Harold Lasswell, John Cazale, Harry Martinson, and Houari Boumédiène.

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Among people born in Germany, Kurt Student ranks 506 out of 6,142Before him are Julia Drusilla (16), Patrick Süskind (1949), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), August Weismann (1834), Friedrich List (1789), and Aby Warburg (1866). After him are Erich Kästner (1899), Otto Carius (1922), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Otto Diels (1876), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), and Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Kurt Student ranks 51Before him are Walther von Reichenau (1884), Wilhelm List (1880), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Erhard Milch (1892), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), and Wilhelm Mohnke (1911). After him are Otto Carius (1922), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Otto Günsche (1917), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), and Kurt Meyer (1910).