Luz Long

1913 - 1943

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Carl Ludwig "Luz" Long (27 April 1913 – 14 July 1943) was a German Olympic long jumper, notable for winning the silver medal in the event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin and for giving technical advice to his competitor, Jesse Owens, who went on to win the gold medal for the long jump. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luz Long has received more than 1,807,508 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Luz Long is the 7th most popular athlete (down from 6th in 2019), the 517th most popular biography from Germany (up from 662nd in 2019) and the most popular German Athlete.

Luz Long was a German Olympic athlete who helped Jesse Owens win a gold medal in the 1936 Olympics.

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Among athletes, Luz Long ranks 7 out of 3,055Before him are Jesse Owens, Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zátopek, Louis Zamperini, and Spyridon Louis. After him are Jānis Lūsis, Bob Beamon, Carl Lewis, Dana Zátopková, Dick Fosbury, and Thomas Burke.

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Among people born in 1913, Luz Long ranks 29Before him are Bảo Đại, Lon Nol, Albert Ellis, Paul Erdős, Kenzō Tange, and Roger Garaudy. After him are Frances Farmer, Werner Mölders, Leônidas, Carmen Amaya, Erich Priebke, and Silvio Piola. Among people deceased in 1943, Luz Long ranks 19Before him are Beatrix Potter, Sophie Scholl, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Henri La Fontaine, Alexandre Yersin, and Chaim Soutine. After him are Alexandre Millerand, Max Wertheimer, Władysław Sikorski, Gustav Vigeland, Maurice Denis, and Leslie Howard.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Luz Long ranks 517 out of 5,289Before him are Moritz Schlick (1882), Bruno Bauer (1809), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Ernst Udet (1896), Julius von Mayer (1814), and Richard von Weizsäcker (1920). After him are Michael Thonet (1796), Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), Walther Rathenau (1867), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Hans Fischer (1881), and Victoria of Baden (1862).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Luz Long ranks 1After him are Marita Koch (1957), Fritz Hofmann (1871), Friedrich Traun (1876), Armin Hary (1937), Karin Balzer (1938), Jürgen Schult (1960), Gisela Mauermayer (1913), Lina Radke (1903), Heike Drechsler (1964), Tilly Fleischer (1911), and Willi Holdorf (1940).