Paul von Rennenkampf

1854 - 1918

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Paul Georg Edler von Rennenkampf (Russian: Па́вел Ка́рлович Ренненка́мпф, tr. Pavel Karlovich Rennenkampf, IPA: [ˈpavʲɪɫ ̍karɫəvʲɪtɕ ˈrʲennʲenˈkampf]; 29 April [O.S. 17 April] 1854 – 1 April 1918) was a Baltic German nobleman, statesman and general of the Imperial Russian Army who commanded the 1st Army in the invasion of East Prussia during the initial stage of the Eastern front of World War I. He also served as the last commander of the Vilna Military District. Rennenkampf gained a reputation as an effective cavalry commander during the Boxer Rebellion and the Russo-Japanese War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul von Rennenkampf has received more than 227,289 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Paul von Rennenkampf is the 440th most popular military personnel (up from 451st in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Estonia and the most popular Estonian Military Personnel.

Paul von Rennenkampf was a Russian general during World War I. He is most famous for his invasion of East Prussia and his eventual defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg.

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Among military personnels, Paul von Rennenkampf ranks 440 out of 1,466Before him are Usama ibn Zayd, José Sanjurjo, Uqba ibn Nafi, Mikhail Kirponos, Karl Mack von Leiberich, and Mitsuru Ushijima. After him are Dmitry Pavlov, Bo'orchu, Eberhard von Mackensen, Franz von Hipper, Viktor Kulikov, and Conon.

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Among people born in 1854, Paul von Rennenkampf ranks 19Before him are Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, Johannes Rydberg, Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Paul Natorp, and Moritz Moszkowski. After him are Engelbert Humperdinck, Salomon August Andrée, John Philip Sousa, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Albert Edelfelt, and Léo Taxil. Among people deceased in 1918, Paul von Rennenkampf ranks 46Before him are César Ritz, Charles-Émile Reynaud, Koloman Moser, Andrew Dickson White, Julius Wellhausen, and Emil Jellinek. After him are Ivan Cankar, Eusebi Güell, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, Mikhail Alekseyev, Stepan Shaumian, and István Tisza.

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Among people born in Estonia, Paul von Rennenkampf ranks 18 out of 276Before him are Arnold Rüütel (1928), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Adolf von Harnack (1851), Jaan Kross (1920), and Felix Kersten (1898). After him are Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770), Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Jakob von Uexküll (1864), Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803), and Neeme Järvi (1937).


Among military personnels born in Estonia, Paul von Rennenkampf ranks 1After him are Otto von Kotzebue (1787), Johan Laidoner (1884), Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (1914), Alfons Rebane (1908), and Arnold Meri (1919).