Otto Carius

1922 - 2015

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Otto Carius (27 May 1922 – 24 January 2015) was a German tank commander in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He fought on the Eastern Front in 1943 and 1944 and on the Western Front in 1945. Carius is considered a "panzer ace", credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Carius has received more than 466,066 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Otto Carius is the 212th most popular military personnel (down from 192nd in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from Germany (down from 443rd in 2019) and the 48th most popular German Military Personnel.

Otto Carius is most famous for being a German tank commander during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

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Among military personnels, Otto Carius ranks 212 out of 1,466Before him are Hasso von Manteuffel, Oenomaus, Tōgō Heihachirō, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Yue Fei, and Josip Jelačić. After him are Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Sejanus, Kurt Student, Erhard Milch, and Otto Liman von Sanders.

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Among people born in 1922, Otto Carius ranks 29Before him are Stanley Cohen, Imre Lakatos, Alain Resnais, Iannis Xenakis, Philip Larkin, and Alain Robbe-Grillet. After him are Telly Savalas, Agostinho Neto, Jason Robards, Miguel Muñoz, Vittorio Gassman, and Jacques Piccard. Among people deceased in 2015, Otto Carius ranks 23Before him are Leonard Nimoy, Josef Masopust, Kim Young-sam, Maya Plisetskaya, Kenan Evren, and Ulrich Beck. After him are Richard von Weizsäcker, Oliver Sacks, Laura Antonelli, Manoel de Oliveira, Nicholas Winton, and James Last.

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Among people born in Germany, Otto Carius ranks 495 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Bayer (1572), Hans Geiger (1882), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742). After him are Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Caroline Herschel (1750), Jochen Rindt (1942), and Caroline of Baden (1776).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Otto Carius ranks 48Before him are Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Kurt Meyer (1910), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), and Hasso von Manteuffel (1897). After him are Erhard Milch (1892), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), and Wilhelm Mohnke (1911).