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 816,913 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Paul Hausser is the 163rd most popular military personnel (down from 156th in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from Germany (up from 377th in 2019) and the 36th most popular German 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 163 out of 1,466Before him are Gaius Julius Caesar, Amr ibn al-As, Aleksei Brusilov, Sun Jian, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, and Draža Mihailović. After him are Hans Krebs, Andrey Vlasov, Alfred von Schlieffen, Matilda of Tuscany, August von Mackensen, and Lavr Kornilov.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Paul Hausser ranks 371 out of 5,289Before him are Georg von Küchler (1881), Martin Behaim (1459), Louis the Child (893), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Regiomontanus (1436), and Heinrich von Kleist (1777). After him are Hans Fritzsche (1900), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), and Theodor Heuss (1884).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Paul Hausser ranks 36Before him are Hermann Fegelein (1906), Ernst Busch (1885), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Franz Halder (1884), Georg von Küchler (1881), and Walther von Reichenau (1884). After him are Hans Krebs (1898), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), August von Mackensen (1849), Wilhelm List (1880), Joachim Peiper (1915), and Oskar Dirlewanger (1895).