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 1,343,265 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Max Schmeling is the 7th most popular boxer (down from 6th in 2019), the 645th most popular biography from Germany (down from 575th 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 7 out of 324. Before him are Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, Joe Louis, and George Foreman. After him are Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, Rubin Carter, and Primo Carnera.

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Among people born in 1905, Max Schmeling ranks 26Before him are Marcel Lefebvre, Raymond Aron, Fred Trump, Guillermo Stábile, Artem Mikoyan, and Emilio Segrè. After him are Franz Ziereis, Marian Rejewski, Gerard Kuiper, Ulf von Euler, Jean Vigo, and Nikolai Tikhonov. Among people deceased in 2005, Max Schmeling ranks 27Before him are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, James Callaghan, Ezer Weizman, Anne Bancroft, Ernst Mayr, and Zdzisław Beksiński. After him are Pat Morita, Joseph Rotblat, Maria Schell, Lucien Laurent, Moustapha Akkad, and John Fowles.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max Schmeling ranks 645 out of 5,289. Before him are Ernst Chain (1906), Ralf Dahrendorf (1929), Hermann von Salza (1170), Rudolf von Jhering (1818), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), and David Strauss (1808). After him are Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Günter Schabowski (1929), John of Saxony (1801), Carlos Kleiber (1930), and Gustav Heinemann (1899).

Among BOXERS In Germany

Among boxers born in Germany, Max Schmeling ranks 1After him are Herbert Runge (1913), Wolfgang Behrendt (1936), Henry Maske (1964), and Felix Sturm (1979).