Rochus Misch

1917 - 2013

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Rochus Misch (29 July 1917 – 5 September 2013) was a German Oberscharführer (sergeant) in the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH). He was badly wounded during the Polish campaign during the first month of World War II in Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rochus Misch has received more than 1,200,354 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Rochus Misch is the 301st most popular military personnel (down from 259th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Poland (down from 119th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Rochus Misch is most famous for being the drummer for the Beatles.

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Among military personnels, Rochus Misch ranks 301 out of 2,058Before him are Jonas Savimbi, Karl-Otto Koch, Charles François Dumouriez, Alois Brunner, Polyperchon, and Maurice Benyovszky. After him are Meng Tian, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Alexander Löhr, Vasily Blyukher, Dmitry Yazov, and Kurt Meyer.

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Among people born in 1917, Rochus Misch ranks 30Before him are Robert Mitchum, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Óscar Romero, Bourvil, Robert Burns Woodward, and Nur Muhammad Taraki. After him are Sven Hassel, Tove Ditlevsen, Dizzy Gillespie, John B. Calhoun, John Lee Hooker, and Fernando Rey. Among people deceased in 2013, Rochus Misch ranks 36Before him are Bert Trautmann, Joan Fontaine, Richard Griffiths, Robert Edwards, Ieng Sary, and Jack Vance. After him are Ray Manzarek, Erich Priebke, Georges Moustaki, Don Shirley, Mohammed Omar, and Jerome Karle.

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Among people born in Poland, Rochus Misch ranks 156 out of 1,694Before him are Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Alfred Tarski (1901), Miroslav Klose (1978), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Arthur Liebehenschel (1901). After him are Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Maxim Litvinov (1876), Christa Wolf (1929), William I of Württemberg (1781), Hermann Balck (1893), and Georg Michaelis (1857).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Rochus Misch ranks 16Before him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), and Erwin von Witzleben (1881). After him are Hermann Balck (1893), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Otto Kretschmer (1912), Otto von Below (1857), Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), and Vasily Sokolovsky (1897).