Levin August von Bennigsen

1745 - 1826

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Levin August Gottlieb Theophil Graf von Bennigsen (Russian: Ле́вин А́вгуст Го́тлиб Теофи́ль фон Бе́ннигсен, romanized: Lévin Ávgust Gótlib Teofíl' fon Bénnigsen, also Лео́нтий Лео́нтьевич Бе́ннигсен (Leóntii Leónt'yevich); 10 February 1745 – 3 December 1826) was a German general in the service of the Russian Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Levin August von Bennigsen has received more than 111,150 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Levin August von Bennigsen is the 416th most popular military personnel (down from 399th in 2019), the 980th most popular biography from Germany (down from 913th in 2019) and the 89th 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 416 out of 1,466Before him are Leonid Govorov, Honda Tadakatsu, Raymond A. Spruance, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Vasily Arkhipov, and Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov. After him are Cao Zhen, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Albert Pike, James Paul Moody, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, and Arthur III, Duke of Brittany.

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Among people born in 1745, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 8Before him are Mikhail Kutuzov, John Jay, Philippe Pinel, Maria Luisa of Spain, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, and Carl Stamitz. After him are Johan Christian Fabricius, Andrianampoinimerina, Casimir Pulaski, Fyodor Ushakov, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, and Valentin Haüy. Among people deceased in 1826, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 17Before him are Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Elizabeth Alexeievna, Nikolay Karamzin, Frederica of Baden, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, and Maria Leopoldina of Austria. After him are Johann Elert Bode, Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Franz Danzi, Johann Baptist von Spix, François-Joseph Talma, and Jean Lafitte.

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Among people born in Germany, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 980 out of 5,289Before him are Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854), Horst Buchholz (1933), Hardy Krüger (1928), Albert III, Duke of Saxony (1443), and Thietmar of Merseburg (975). After him are Erich Heckel (1883), Paul Schäfer (1921), Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1370), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Philipp Bouhler (1899), and Steffi Graf (1969).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Levin August von Bennigsen ranks 89Before him are Reinhard Scheer (1863), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Herbert Gille (1897), Christian Wirth (1885), Josef Harpe (1887), and Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887). After him are Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), Franz von Hipper (1863), Hans Baur (1897), August Hirt (1898), and Anton Dostler (1891).