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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 365,253 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Lothar von Trotha is the 681st most popular military personnel (down from 680th in 2019), the 1,668th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,739th in 2019) and the 125th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Lothar von Trotha ranks 681 out of 1,468Before him are Mahmud Shevket Pasha, Lei Feng, Yoshijirō Umezu, Adrian Carton de Wiart, Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este, and Otto Kittel. After him are Hans Hermann von Katte, Johan Banér, William Stuart-Houston, P. G. T. Beauregard, Oswald Boelcke, and Walther Nehring.

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Among people born in 1848, Lothar von Trotha ranks 42Before him are Loránd Eötvös, Carl Stumpf, Thomas Lipton, Anna Boch, Maximilian von Prittwitz, and Jules Bastien-Lepage. After him are Hermann von Eichhorn, Henri Duparc, Raja Ravi Varma, Viktor Meyer, Auguste Forel, and Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Among people deceased in 1920, Lothar von Trotha ranks 30Before him are Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Venustiano Carranza, Max Klinger, Essad Pasha Toptani, Otto Gross, and Abraham Kuyper. After him are Prince Joachim of Prussia, Vladimir Purishkevich, Fatali Khan Khoyski, Mikhail Eisenstein, Jacob Schiff, and Alexius Meinong.

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Among people born in Germany, Lothar von Trotha ranks 1,668 out of 6,142Before him are Philip Johan von Strahlenberg (1676), Ernst Neufert (1900), Andreas Libavius (1555), Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse (1906), Hans Leo Hassler (1564), and Gustav von Schmoller (1838). After him are Hans Hermann von Katte (1704), Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen (1893), Ferdinand Hiller (1811), Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau (1833), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), and Josef Bühler (1904).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Lothar von Trotha ranks 125Before him are Wilhelm Rediess (1900), Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld (1651), Hans Langsdorff (1894), Herbert Kappler (1907), Georg Stumme (1886), and Wilhelm Schepmann (1894). After him are Hans Hermann von Katte (1704), Oswald Boelcke (1891), Adolf Heusinger (1897), Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg (1759), Kurt von Tippelskirch (1891), and Max Immelmann (1890).