Maximilian von Spee

1861 - 1914

Maximilian von Spee

Maximilian Johannes Maria Hubert Reichsgraf von Spee (22 June 1861 – 8 December 1914) was a naval officer of the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), who commanded the East Asia Squadron during World War I. Spee entered the navy in 1878 and served in a variety of roles and locations, including on a colonial gunboat in German West Africa in the 1880s, the East Africa Squadron in the late 1890s, and as commander of several warships in the main German fleet in the early 1900s. During his time in Germany in the late 1880s and early 1890s, he married his wife, Margareta, and had three children, his sons Heinrich and Otto and his daughter Huberta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximilian von Spee has received more than 280,829 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 289th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Maximilian von Spee ranks 289 out of 1,194Before him are Andranik, Nearchus, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, Lü Meng, Erich Hoepner, and Cao Ren. After him are Ivan Bagramyan, Gan Ning, Svetozar Boroević, John Franklin, Prokop the Great, and Vasily Blyukher.

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Among people born in 1861, Maximilian von Spee ranks 20Before him are James Naismith, Halford Mackinder, Aristide Maillol, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, José Rizal, and H. H. Holmes. After him are Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Antoine Bourdelle, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Ranavalona III, and William Bateson. Among people deceased in 1914, Maximilian von Spee ranks 17Before him are Georg Trakl, August Weismann, Charles Albert Gobat, Ambrose Bierce, August Macke, and Eugen Böhm von Bawerk. After him are Eduard Suess, Theodor Kittelsen, Ismail Gaspirali, Alphonse Bertillon, Alain-Fournier, and Alexander Samsonov.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Maximilian von Spee ranks 77 out of 579Before him are Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Anders Fogh Rasmussen (1953), Michael Laudrup (1964), Cnut the Great (995), Inge Lehmann (1888), and Absalon (1128). After him are Eric IV of Denmark (1216), Christopher II of Denmark (1276), Niels Gade (1817), Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879), Rasmus Rask (1787), and Eric VI of Denmark (1274).


Among military personnels born in Denmark, Maximilian von Spee ranks 1After him are Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt (1659).

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