Otto Kumm

1909 - 2004

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Otto Kumm (1 October 1909 – 23 March 2004) commanded two Waffen-SS divisions in the latter stages of World War II and was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. At the post-war Nuremberg trials, the Waffen-SS – of which Kumm was a senior officer – was declared to be a criminal organisation due to its major involvement in war crimes and crimes against humanity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Kumm has received more than 325,097 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Otto Kumm is the 570th most popular military personnel (down from 552nd in 2019), the 1,379th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,323rd in 2019) and the 110th most popular German Military Personnel.

Otto Kumm was a German physicist who was most famous for his discovery of the laws of thermodynamics.

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Among military personnels, Otto Kumm ranks 570 out of 2,058Before him are Kenji Doihara, Raymond A. Spruance, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, and Oghul Qaimish. After him are Filipp Golikov, Georg Stumme, Woodes Rogers, Zhou Tai, Zhuge Jin, and Rüdiger von der Goltz.

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Among people born in 1909, Otto Kumm ranks 53Before him are Norberto Bobbio, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Rudolf Brandt, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Rollo May, and James Mason. After him are Art Tatum, Princess Ileana of Romania, Hideo Sakai, Aenne Burda, Joseph Losey, and Nikolay Bogolyubov. Among people deceased in 2004, Otto Kumm ranks 51Before him are Nicolai Ghiaurov, Herbert C. Brown, Arthur Hailey, Norberto Bobbio, Brian Clough, and Julia Child. After him are Elmer Bernstein, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Sacha Distel, Carlos Lacoste, and Nikolai Chernykh.

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Among people born in Germany, Otto Kumm ranks 1,379 out of 7,253Before him are Ludwig Guttmann (1899), William I, Elector of Hesse (1743), Theodor Escherich (1857), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Günter Guillaume (1927), and Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876). After him are Isidor Straus (1845), Fritz Bauer (1903), Albert III, Duke of Bavaria (1401), Waldemar Hoven (1903), Georg Stumme (1886), and Philipp Bouhler (1899).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Otto Kumm ranks 110Before him are Alexander von Kluck (1846), Fritz Bayerlein (1899), Franz von Hipper (1863), Hans Baur (1897), Kurt Franz (1914), and Adolf Heusinger (1897). After him are Georg Stumme (1886), Anton Dostler (1891), Günther Blumentritt (1892), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888), and Hans Hermann von Katte (1704).