Levin August von Bennigsen

1745 - 1826

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Levin August Gottlieb Theophil, Graf von Bennigsen (Russian: Левин Август Готлиб Теофиль фон Беннигсен, romanized: Levin Avgust Gotlib Teofil' fon Bennigsen, as well in Russian: Леонтий Леонтьевич Беннигсен, romanized: Leontiy Leont'yevič Bennigsen; 10 February 1745 – 3 December 1826) was a German general in the service of the Russian Empire. Bennigsen made a name for himself in Russian history as the man who fought Napoleon Bonaparte with distinction at the Battle of Eylau; but, suffering from ill-health, he was then defeated at Friedland several months later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Levin August von Bennigsen has received more than 181,447 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Levin August von Bennigsen is the 360th most popular military personnel (up from 447th in 2019), the 828th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,067th in 2019) and the 75th most popular German Military Personnel.

Levin August von Bennigsen is most famous for his defeat at the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt in 1806.

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Among military personnels, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 360 out of 2,058Before him are Günther Prien, Maximilian von Spee, Ivan Paskevich, Jozef Gabčík, Omar Pasha, and Pierre-Charles Villeneuve. After him are Sergei Skripal, Nicolas Chauvin, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Ban Chao, Kirill Meretskov, and Iwane Matsui.

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Among people born in 1745, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 7Before him are Alessandro Volta, John Jay, Mikhail Kutuzov, Philippe Pinel, Maria Luisa of Spain, and Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria. After him are Carl Stamitz, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Fyodor Ushakov, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Johan Christian Fabricius, and Mihrişah Sultan. Among people deceased in 1826, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 14Before him are Philippe Pinel, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Joseph Proust, Stamford Raffles, Elizabeth Alexeievna, and Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. After him are Frederica of Baden, Nikolay Karamzin, Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Johann Elert Bode, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, and Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga.

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Among people born in Germany, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 828 out of 7,253Before him are Thomas Bach (1953), George, King of Saxony (1832), Bruno Walter (1876), Sophie of Württemberg (1818), Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765), and Bernhard Schlink (1944). After him are Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1666), Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1671), Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Otto Ernst Remer (1912), Bruno of Querfurt (970), and Herta Oberheuser (1911).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 75Before him are Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Eduard Dietl (1890), Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), Hugo Sperrle (1885), and Günther Prien (1908). After him are Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Günther Rall (1918), Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887), Reinhard Scheer (1863), and Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886).