Nikolaus von Falkenhorst

1885 - 1968

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Paul Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (17 January 1885 – 18 June 1968) was a German general and a war criminal during World War II. He planned and commanded the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in 1940, and was commander of German troops during the occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1944. After the war, Falkenhorst was tried by a joint British-Norwegian military tribunal for war crimes. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1946. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolaus von Falkenhorst has received more than 244,110 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Nikolaus von Falkenhorst is the 319th most popular military personnel (up from 331st in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Poland (up from 172nd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Nikolaus von Falkenhorst was a German general in the Second World War. He was most famous for his role in the invasion of Norway in 1940.

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Among military personnels, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst ranks 319 out of 1,466Before him are Erasmo of Narni, Friedrich Dollmann, Cao Ren, Nearchus, François Joseph Lefebvre, and Götz von Berlichingen. After him are Hans-Valentin Hube, Hugo Sperrle, Xiahou Yuan, Datis, Eduard Dietl, and Fyodor Tolbukhin.

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Among people born in 1885, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst ranks 36Before him are Hermann Weyl, Heinrich Hoffmann, Sonia Delaunay, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Sinclair Lewis, and Alexander Löhr. After him are Hugo Sperrle, Hugo Boss, Romano Guardini, Christian Wirth, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, and Will Durant. Among people deceased in 1968, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst ranks 27Before him are Pitirim Sorokin, Kees van Dongen, Neal Cassady, Henry Hallett Dale, Corneille Heymans, and Salvatore Quasimodo. After him are José Nasazzi, Kirill Meretskov, Vasily Sokolovsky, Giovanni Messe, Ivan Ribar, and Alexandre Kojève.

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Among people born in Poland, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst ranks 156 out of 1,231Before him are Marian Rejewski (1905), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Georg Michaelis (1857), Otto Kretschmer (1912), and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915). After him are Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Władysław Reymont (1867), and Albrecht von Roon (1803).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst ranks 20Before him are Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Rochus Misch (1917), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), and Otto Kretschmer (1912). After him are Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Vasily Sokolovsky (1897), Hermann Balck (1893), Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), and Otto von Below (1857).