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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 6,467,831 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. Manfred von Richthofen is the 43rd most popular military personnel (down from 42nd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Poland (up from 17th 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 43 out of 1,468Before him are Tariq ibn Ziyad, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Ernst Röhm, Roland, Prince Eugene of Savoy, and Stanislav Petrov. After him are Flavius Aetius, Gerd von Rundstedt, Alfred Dreyfus, Vasily Zaitsev, Isoroku Yamamoto, and Miltiades.

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Among people born in 1892, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 7Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Josip Broz Tito, Francisco Franco, Haile Selassie, Walter Benjamin, and Louis de Broglie. After him are Ivo Andrić, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Martin Niemöller, and Oliver Hardy. Among people deceased in 1918, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 11Before him are Gavrilo Princip, Mehmed V, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Egon Schiele, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Guillaume Apollinaire. After him are Georg Cantor, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Georg Simmel, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, and Alexandra Feodorovna.

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Among people born in Poland, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 16 out of 1,454Before him are David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Fritz Haber (1868), Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), and Johann Gottfried Herder (1744). After him are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Janusz Korczak (1878), Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), Erich Ludendorff (1865), and Władysław IV Vasa (1595).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Manfred von Richthofen ranks 1After him are Fedor von Bock (1880), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Günther von Kluge (1882), 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), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755).