Max Schmeling

1905 - 2005

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Maximilian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (German pronunciation: [maks ˈʃmeːlɪŋ], ; 28 September 1905 – 2 February 2005) was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in 1936 and 1938 were worldwide cultural events because of their national associations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Schmeling has received more than 2,204,056 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Max Schmeling is the 9th most popular boxer (down from 8th in 2019), the 801st most popular biography from Germany (down from 718th in 2019) and the most popular German Boxer.

Max Schmeling was a German boxer who was most famous for his fight against Joe Louis in 1936. Schmeling won the fight and became the first person to defeat Louis.

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Among boxers, Max Schmeling ranks 9 out of 496Before him are Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.. After him are Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, Carlos Monzón, Evander Holyfield, Jack Dempsey, and Primo Carnera.

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Among people born in 1905, Max Schmeling ranks 33Before him are Raymond Cattell, Carl Gustav Hempel, Dalton Trumbo, Ulf von Euler, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, and Marian Rejewski. After him are Otto Preminger, Dhyan Chand, Nikolai Tikhonov, Enrique Ballestrero, Franz Ziereis, and George H. Hitchings. Among people deceased in 2005, Max Schmeling ranks 34Before him are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Pat Morita, George F. Kennan, Lucien Laurent, Milton Obote, and Moustapha Akkad. After him are Ahmed Deedat, Maria Schell, Mary Jackson, Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, and John Fowles.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max Schmeling ranks 801 out of 7,253Before him are Eduard Dietl (1890), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), and Jürgen Prochnow (1941). After him are Hans-Valentin Hube (1890), Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629), Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (1573), Frank Wedekind (1864), Herschel Grynszpan (1921), and Hugo Sperrle (1885).

Among BOXERS In Germany

Among boxers born in Germany, Max Schmeling ranks 1After him are Herbert Runge (1913), Edgar Basel (1930), Wolfgang Behrendt (1936), Manfred Wolke (1943), Henry Maske (1964), Sven Ottke (1967), Felix Sturm (1979), Sinan Şamil Sam (1974), Oktay Urkal (1970), Torsten May (1969), and Ornella Wahner (1993).