Paul Hausser

1880 - 1972

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Paul Hausser (7 October 1880 – 21 December 1972) was a German general and then a high-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS who played a key role in the post-war efforts by former members of the Waffen-SS to achieve historical and legal rehabilitation. Hausser served as an officer in the Prussian Army during World War I and attained the rank of general in the inter-war Reichsheer. After retirement, he joined the SS and was instrumental in forming the Waffen-SS. During World War II, he rose to the level of army group commander. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Hausser has received more than 911,293 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Paul Hausser is the 145th most popular military personnel (up from 163rd in 2019), the 363rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 371st in 2019) and the 34th most popular Military Personnel.

Paul Hausner was a German-born Jewish lawyer and politician who served as the first president of the State of Israel. Hausner is best known for his role in the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust.

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Among military personnels, Paul Hausser ranks 145 out of 1,468Before him are Chester W. Nimitz, Jean Lannes, Saigō Takamori, Franz Halder, Friedrich Olbricht, and Dragut. After him are Ferdinand Schörner, Yūsuf Balasaguni, Georg von Küchler, Chūichi Nagumo, Helmuth Weidling, and Mardonius.

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Among people born in 1880, Paul Hausser ranks 14Before him are Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Robert Musil, George Marshall, Ludwig Beck, Franz Marc, and André Derain. After him are Manuel Azaña, Wilhelm List, Werner von Fritsch, Premchand, Elton Mayo, and Otto Weininger. Among people deceased in 1972, Paul Hausser ranks 13Before him are J. Edgar Hoover, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Ezra Pound, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Franz Halder. After him are Kwame Nkrumah, Erhard Milch, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, and Andrei Tupolev.

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Among people born in Germany, Paul Hausser ranks 363 out of 6,142Before him are Walther Bothe (1891), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Werner Herzog (1942), Gregor Strasser (1892), Rudolf Carnap (1891), and Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791). After him are Bruno of Cologne (1030), Theodor Heuss (1884), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Chlodio (393), Peter Behrens (1868), and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Paul Hausser ranks 34Before him are Michael Wittmann (1914), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Hermann Fegelein (1906), August von Mackensen (1849), Franz Halder (1884), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888). After him are Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Georg von Küchler (1881), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), Ernst Busch (1885), and Joachim Peiper (1915).