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 320,158 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Reinhard Scheer is the 384th most popular military personnel (up from 423rd in 2019), the 907th most popular biography from Germany (up from 971st in 2019) and the 83rd 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 384 out of 1,466Before him are Erich Kempka, Osman Nuri Pasha, Alexander Samsonov, Hermann Balck, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau. After him are Georg von Frundsberg, Zhang He, Leopold Joseph von Daun, Harold Lowe, Herbert Gille, and George Maniakes.

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Among people born in 1863, Reinhard Scheer ranks 32Before him are Albert Calmette, Gaston Doumergue, Franz Stuck, John Charles Fields, William Randolph Hearst, and Heinrich Rickert. After him are Essad Pasha Toptani, Leo Baekeland, Mary Jane Kelly, Franz von Hipper, Charles Spearman, and George Santayana. Among people deceased in 1928, Reinhard Scheer ranks 19Before him are Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Loie Fuller, Franz Stuck, Zhang Zuolin, Luigi Cadorna, and Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach. After him are Stjepan Radić, Italo Svevo, Álvaro Obregón, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Ebenezer Howard, and H. H. Asquith.

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Among people born in Germany, Reinhard Scheer ranks 907 out of 5,289Before him are Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1709), Prince Augustus William of Prussia (1722), Nastassja Kinski (1961), Princess Louise of Prussia (1838), August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760), and Gert Fröbe (1913). After him are Franz Rosenzweig (1886), Luise Rainer (1910), Zwentibold (870), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Gerd Binnig (1947), and Max Delbrück (1906).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Reinhard Scheer ranks 83Before him are Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887), Johannes Frießner (1892), Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755), Günther Rall (1918), Erich Kempka (1910), and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760). After him are Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Herbert Gille (1897), Christian Wirth (1885), Josef Harpe (1887), Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887), and Levin August von Bennigsen (1745).