Lothar von Trotha

1848 - 1920

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General Adrian Dietrich Lothar von Trotha (3 July 1848 – 31 March 1920) was a German military commander during the European new colonial era. As a brigade commander of the East Asian Expedition Corps, he was involved in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion in Qing China, commanding troops which made up the German contribution to the Eight-Nation Alliance. He later served as governor of German South West Africa and Commander in Chief of its colonial forces, in which role he suppressed a native rebellion during the Herero Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lothar von Trotha has received more than 229,110 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Lothar von Trotha is the 680th most popular military personnel (down from 606th in 2019), the 1,739th most popular biography from Germany and the 133rd most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Lothar von Trotha ranks 680 out of 1,466Before him are Callicratidas, Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow, Teruo Nakamura, Takeo Kurita, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, and Christian de Castries. After him are David Elazar, Yevhen Konovalets, William Stuart-Houston, Soemu Toyoda, Fritz Witt, and Peithon.

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Among people born in 1848, Lothar von Trotha ranks 41Before him are Vasily Surikov, Carl Stumpf, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Hermann Alexander Diels, Maximilian von Prittwitz, and Anna Boch. After him are Thomas Lipton, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Hermann von Eichhorn, Victor Noir, Henri Duparc, and Kate Sheppard. Among people deceased in 1920, Lothar von Trotha ranks 33Before him are Otto Gross, Abraham Kuyper, Prince Joachim of Prussia, Nectarios of Aegina, Alexius Meinong, and Fatali Khan Khoyski. After him are Mikhail Eisenstein, Norman Lockyer, Maria Bochkareva, Vladimir Purishkevich, William Chester Minor, and John Wesley Hyatt.

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Among people born in Germany, Lothar von Trotha ranks 1,739 out of 5,289Before him are Matthias Kleinheisterkamp (1893), Duchess Amalie in Bavaria (1865), Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1778), Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach (1715), Charlotte Salomon (1917), and Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont (1704). After him are Jochen Mass (1946), Jenny-Wanda Barkmann (1922), Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria (1937), Philip, Elector Palatine (1448), Arp Schnitger (1648), and Johannes Sturm (1507).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Lothar von Trotha ranks 133Before him are Wolfgang Lotz (1921), Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (1889), Georg Lindemann (1884), Heinz Hitler (1920), Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow (1755), and Matthias Kleinheisterkamp (1893). After him are Fritz Witt (1908), Kurt Franz (1914), Rudolf Schmidt (1886), Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1737), Erich Rudorffer (1917), and Ludwig Crüwell (1892).