Reinhard Scheer

1863 - 1928

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Carl Friedrich Heinrich Reinhard Scheer (30 September 1863 – 26 November 1928) was an Admiral in the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). Scheer joined the navy in 1879 as an officer cadet and progressed through the ranks, commanding cruisers and battleships, as well as senior staff positions on land. At the outbreak of World War I, Scheer was the commander of the II Battle Squadron of the High Seas Fleet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reinhard Scheer has received more than 443,312 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Reinhard Scheer is the 410th most popular military personnel (down from 391st in 2019), the 984th most popular biography from Germany (down from 902nd in 2019) and the 80th most popular German Military Personnel.

Reinhard Scheer was a German naval officer who served as the chief of the admiralty staff of the German Imperial Navy during World War I. He was most famous for his role in the Battle of Jutland, where he advocated for a fleet engagement with the British Royal Navy.

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Among military personnels, Reinhard Scheer ranks 410 out of 2,058Before him are La Hire, Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta, Ernst von Mansfeld, Laskarina Bouboulina, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Pierre Augereau. After him are Henri Guisan, Mitsuru Ushijima, Israel Tal, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Nogi Maresuke, and Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim.

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Among people born in 1863, Reinhard Scheer ranks 29Before him are Werner Sombart, Max Wolf, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Franz Stuck, George Santayana, and Heinrich Rickert. After him are William Randolph Hearst, Leo Baekeland, Annie Jump Cannon, Essad Pasha Toptani, Andrés Bonifacio, and Paul Painlevé. Among people deceased in 1928, Reinhard Scheer ranks 23Before him are Myrtle Corbin, Stjepan Radić, Antonio Abetti, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Luigi Cadorna, and H. H. Asquith. After him are Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Álvaro Obregón, Loie Fuller, Li Yuanhong, and Armando Diaz.

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Among people born in Germany, Reinhard Scheer ranks 984 out of 7,253Before him are Hardy Krüger (1928), Albert of Riga (1165), Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), Albert I, Duke of Bavaria (1336), Princess Marianne of the Netherlands (1810), and Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1671). After him are Wied, Prince of Albania (1876), Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (1660), Anna Leopoldovna (1718), Maria of Yugoslavia (1900), Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), and Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Reinhard Scheer ranks 80Before him are Günther Prien (1908), Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Günther Rall (1918), and Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887). After him are Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Herbert Gille (1897), Christian Wirth (1885), Günther Lütjens (1889), and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760).