Manfred von Richthofen

1892 - 1918

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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (German: [ˈmanfreːt fɔn ˈʁɪçthoːfn̩]; 2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), known in English as Baron von Richthofen or the Red Baron, was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of fighter squadron Jagdstaffel 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became the leader of Jasta 11. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manfred von Richthofen has received more than 7,577,683 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Manfred von Richthofen is the 20th most popular military personnel (up from 44th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Poland (up from 16th in 2019) and the most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Manfred von Richthofen was a German fighter pilot who is most famous for shooting down over 80 enemy aircraft during World War I.

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Among military personnels, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 20 out of 2,058Before him are Jochi, Ptolemy I Soter, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Chiang Kai-shek, and Themistocles. After him are Erich von Manstein, Cao Cao, Friedrich Paulus, Arminius, Heinz Guderian, and Cesare Borgia.

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Among people born in 1892, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 4Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Josip Broz Tito, and Francisco Franco. After him are Ivo Andrić, Walter Benjamin, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Haile Selassie, Alexander Alekhine, Pearl S. Buck, and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Among people deceased in 1918, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 6Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Gustav Klimt, Abdul Hamid II, Gavrilo Princip, and Claude Debussy. After him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Mehmed V, Guillaume Apollinaire, Egon Schiele, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Georg Cantor.

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Among people born in Poland, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 12 out of 1,694Before him are Catherine the Great (1729), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), David Ben-Gurion (1886), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), and L. L. Zamenhof (1859). After him are Günter Grass (1927), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Fritz Haber (1868), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Marie Leszczyńska (1703), and Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 1After him are Erich Ludendorff (1865), Fedor von Bock (1880), Günther von Kluge (1882), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), and Władysław Sikorski (1881).