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 349,150 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Reinhard Scheer is the 383rd most popular military personnel (up from 384th in 2019), the 902nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 907th in 2019) and the 84th most popular 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 383 out of 1,468Before him are Omar Pasha, Georges Picquart, Günther Rall, Prokop the Great, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, and Leonid Govorov. After him are Nicolas Chauvin, Ban Chao, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Vasily Sokolovsky, Nikolai Kuznetsov, and William Tecumseh Sherman.

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Among people born in 1863, Reinhard Scheer ranks 26Before him are Werner Sombart, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Franz Stuck, Alexandre Yersin, Wilhelm Marx, and Gaston Doumergue. After him are George Santayana, Max Wolf, Heinrich Rickert, William Randolph Hearst, Albert Calmette, and Leo Baekeland. Among people deceased in 1928, Reinhard Scheer ranks 20Before him are Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Italo Svevo, Zhang Zuolin, Luigi Cadorna, and Stjepan Radić. After him are Loie Fuller, Giovanni Giolitti, Li Yuanhong, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Álvaro Obregón, and Armando Diaz.

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Among people born in Germany, Reinhard Scheer ranks 902 out of 6,142Before him are Gershom Scholem (1897), Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755), Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1671), Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946), Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (1635), and Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1370). After him are John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1525), Kurt Koffka (1886), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), William IV, Duke of Bavaria (1493), Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (1173), and Tannhäuser (1205).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Reinhard Scheer ranks 84Before him are Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Viktor Lutze (1890), Erich Kempka (1910), Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), Günther Rall (1918), and Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755). After him are Herbert Gille (1897), Johannes Frießner (1892), Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887), Günther Lütjens (1889), Alfred von Waldersee (1832), and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760).