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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 1,101,739 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Rochus Misch is the 253rd most popular military personnel (up from 265th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Poland (up from 130th in 2019) and the 13th 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 253 out of 1,468Before him are Khalifa Haftar, Andrey Yeryomenko, Eumenes, Federico da Montefeltro, Pittacus of Mytilene, and Franz Stangl. After him are Otto Liman von Sanders, Ivan Bagramyan, Władysław Sikorski, Italo Balbo, Maurice de Saxe, and Lothar Rendulic.

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Among people born in 1917, Rochus Misch ranks 23Before him are Dean Martin, Joan Clarke, Kenan Evren, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Otto Günsche, and Louis Zamperini. After him are Óscar Romero, Jean-Pierre Melville, Bourvil, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, James Rainwater, and Sven Hassel. Among people deceased in 2013, Rochus Misch ranks 28Before him are Robert Edwards, Robert Coleman Richardson, Douglas Engelbart, Georges Moustaki, Nílton Santos, and Don Shirley. After him are François Jacob, Donald A. Glaser, Jang Song-thaek, Erich Priebke, Richard Griffiths, and Jovanka Broz.

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Among people born in Poland, Rochus Misch ranks 119 out of 1,454Before him are Angelus Silesius (1624), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Paul Gottlieb Nipkow (1860), Edward Sapir (1884), Jan Matejko (1838), and Mieszko I of Poland (940). After him are Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), and Arthur Liebehenschel (1901).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Rochus Misch ranks 13Before him are Werner von Blomberg (1878), Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755). After him are Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Otto Kretschmer (1912), Vasily Sokolovsky (1897), and Hermann Balck (1893).