Rudolf Harbig

1913 - 1944

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Rudolf Waldemar Harbig (8 November 1913 – 5 March 1944) was a German athlete. As a middle distance runner he was best known for the 800 metres world record that he set in Milan in 1939. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Harbig has received more than 54,837 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Rudolf Harbig is the 563rd most popular athlete (down from 558th in 2019), the 4,502nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 4,208th in 2019) and the 38th most popular German Athlete.

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Among athletes, Rudolf Harbig ranks 563 out of 6,025Before him are François Brandt, Ibrahim Shams, Ulrike Meyfarth, Roscoe Lockwood, Asbjørn Ruud, and Yelena Gorchakova. After him are Wolfgang Nordwig, Giancarlo Brusati, Vasili Kuznetsov, József Csermák, Gaston Amson, and Fausto Acke.

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Among people born in 1913, Rudolf Harbig ranks 249Before him are George Abecassis, Ċensu Tabone, Ted Grant, Franz Brunner, Herbert Runge, and Cordwainer Smith. After him are Homai Vyarawalla, Oswald Teichmüller, Jacinto Convit, Erich Eliskases, Ellen Albertini Dow, and Robert Nisbet. Among people deceased in 1944, Rudolf Harbig ranks 249Before him are Oszkár Gerde, E. O. Plauen, Henry Wood, Pierre Brossolette, Wendell Willkie, and Victor Basch. After him are Ștefania Mărăcineanu, Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Jaan Kikkas, Shigeo Arai, Dietrich Kraiss, and Josef Lhévinne.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Harbig ranks 4,502 out of 7,253Before him are Ferdinand Zirkel (1838), Gottfried Ludolf Camphausen (1803), Elisabeth Eleonore of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1658), Walter Sedlmayr (1926), Ralph Kronig (1904), and Joseph Meyer (1796). After him are Richard Röstel (1872), Wolfgang Nordwig (1943), Uwe Barschel (1944), Raimond Aumann (1963), Princess Louise of Prussia (1829), and Wilhelm Killing (1847).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Rudolf Harbig ranks 38Before him are Heide Rosendahl (1947), Ellen Braumüller (1910), Klaus Bonsack (1941), Ilona Slupianek (1956), Peter-Michael Kolbe (1953), and Ulrike Meyfarth (1956). After him are Wolfgang Nordwig (1943), Andreas Krieger (1965), Kurt Behrens (1884), Peter Frenkel (1939), Elfriede Kaun (1914), and Bärbel Wöckel (1955).