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Roman von Ungern-Sternberg

1886 - 1921

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Nikolai Robert Maximilian Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg (Russian: Роман Фёдорович фон Унгерн-Штернберг, romanized: Roman Fyodorovich fon Ungern-Shternberg; 10 January 1886 – 15 September 1921), often referred to as Roman von Ungern-Sternberg or Baron Ungern, was an anti-communist general in the Russian Civil War and then an independent warlord who intervened in Mongolia against China. A part of the Russian Empire's Baltic German minority, Ungern was an ultraconservative monarchist who aspired to restore the Russian monarchy after the 1917 Russian Revolutions and to revive the Mongol Empire under the rule of the Bogd Khan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roman von Ungern-Sternberg has received more than 1,235,863 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Roman von Ungern-Sternberg is the 197th most popular military personnel (up from 201st in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Austria (down from 122nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Roman von Ungern-Sternberg was a Baltic German who served as the Governor-General of Russian Turkestan from 1911 to 1920. He was notorious for his brutality, which included massacring entire villages and torturing people.

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Among military personnels, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg ranks 197 out of 1,468Before him are Mikhail Frunze, Maximilian von Weichs, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, and Parmenion. After him are Gotthard Heinrici, Josip Jelačić, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Sun Jian, Zhou Yu, and Lavr Kornilov.

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Among people born in 1886, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg ranks 19Before him are Ernst Thälmann, Karl Polanyi, René Guénon, Gerda Wegener, Wilhelm Furtwängler, and Karl von Frisch. After him are Gotthard Heinrici, George Mallory, Theodor Morell, Erich Hoepner, Zhu De, and Hermann Broch. Among people deceased in 1921, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg ranks 10Before him are Peter I of Serbia, Gabriel Lippmann, Ludwig III of Bavaria, Alfred Hermann Fried, Carl Menger, and John Boyd Dunlop. After him are Talaat Pasha, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Nicholas I of Montenegro, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and Antoni Grabowski.

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Among people born in Austria, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg ranks 125 out of 1,237Before him are Karl von Frisch (1886), Josef Breuer (1842), Amon Göth (1908), Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1633), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), and Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (1679). After him are Dietrich Mateschitz (1944), Karl Thomas Mozart (1784), Helmut Berger (1944), Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria (1756), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), and Ivan Illich (1926).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg ranks 4Before him are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), and Józef Poniatowski (1763). After him are Franz Stangl (1908), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Alois Brunner (1912), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), Walter Nowotny (1920), and Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818).