New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Otto Kumm

1909 - 2004

Photo of Otto Kumm

Icon of person Otto Kumm

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 282,554 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Otto Kumm is the 543rd most popular military personnel (down from 486th in 2019), the 1,323rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,183rd in 2019) and the 109th most popular German Military Personnel.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 280k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Otto Kumms by language


Among military personnels, Otto Kumm ranks 543 out of 1,468Before him are Cao Zhen, Gao Shun, Erich Fellgiebel, Callimachus, Ante Gotovina, and Ugo Cavallero. After him are Yue Jin, Aleksei Antonov, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Qi Jiguang, August Hirt, and Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle.

Most Popular Military Personnels in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1909, Otto Kumm ranks 55Before him are Hideo Sakai, James Mason, Gunnar Björnstrand, Alexander Pechersky, Art Tatum, and Alain Poher. After him are Albert R. Broccoli, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Nikolay Bogolyubov, Edward Tatum, Yiannis Ritsos, and Clement Greenberg. Among people deceased in 2004, Otto Kumm ranks 48Before him are Arthur Hailey, Norberto Bobbio, John Pople, Herbert C. Brown, Julia Child, and Nicolai Ghiaurov. After him are José López Portillo y Pacheco, Elmer Bernstein, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Ko Yong-hui, Richard Avedon, and Johnny Ramone.

Others Born in 1909

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2004

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto Kumm ranks 1,323 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Brigitte Helm (1906), Franciscus Sylvius (1614), Georg Kaiser (1878), Prince Charles of Prussia (1801), and Princess Anna of Prussia (1836). After him are John Polanyi (1929), Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal (1861), Hildegard Knef (1925), Tilman Riemenschneider (1460), Oskar Morgenstern (1902), and Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Otto Kumm ranks 109Before him are Anton Dostler (1891), Franz von Hipper (1863), Alexander von Kluck (1846), Herta Bothe (1921), Heinz Lammerding (1905), and Walter Rauff (1906). After him are August Hirt (1898), Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888), Nicolaus von Below (1907), Kurt Franz (1914), Ernst Barkmann (1919), and Fritz Bayerlein (1899).