Max Schmeling

1905 - 2005

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Maximilian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (German pronunciation: [maks ˈʃmeːlɪŋ], audio ; 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 1,786,778 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Max Schmeling is the 8th most popular boxer (down from 7th in 2019), the 718th most popular biography from Germany (down from 645th in 2019) and the most popular 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 8 out of 326Before him are Rocky Marciano, Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and George Foreman. After him are Sugar Ray Robinson, Sonny Liston, Jake LaMotta, Jack Dempsey, László Papp, and Evander Holyfield.

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Among people born in 1905, Max Schmeling ranks 26Before him are Artem Mikoyan, Raymond Aron, Raymond Cattell, Guillermo Stábile, Emilio Segrè, and Władysław Gomułka. After him are Dalton Trumbo, Franz Ziereis, Marian Rejewski, Nikolai Tikhonov, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, and Gerard Kuiper. Among people deceased in 2005, Max Schmeling ranks 32Before him are Philip Johnson, Ernst Mayr, Ezer Weizman, Milton Obote, George F. Kennan, and Maria Schell. After him are Moustapha Akkad, Anne Bancroft, Joseph Rotblat, Ibrahim Ferrer, George Dantzig, and Lucien Laurent.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max Schmeling ranks 718 out of 6,142Before him are Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), Gerd Binnig (1947), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (1668), and Arthur Nebe (1894). After him are David Strauss (1808), Johann Tetzel (1460), Hardy Krüger (1928), Gisela of Hungary (980), Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801), and Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826).

Among BOXERS In Germany

Among boxers born in Germany, Max Schmeling ranks 1After him are Herbert Runge (1913), Wolfgang Behrendt (1936), Henry Maske (1964), Sinan Şamil Sam (1974), Felix Sturm (1979), Oktay Urkal (1970), and Torsten May (1969).