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Sepp Dietrich

1892 - 1966

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Josef "Sepp" Dietrich (28 May 1892 – 21 April 1966) was a German politician and SS commander during the Nazi era. He joined the Nazi Party in 1928 and was elected to the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic in 1930. Prior to 1929, Dietrich was Adolf Hitler's chauffeur and bodyguard. Despite having no formal staff officer training, Dietrich was, along with Paul Hausser, the highest-ranking officer in the Waffen-SS, the military branch of the SS. Reaching the rank of Oberst-Gruppenführer, he commanded units up to army level during World War II. As commanding officer of the 6th Panzer Army during the Battle of the Bulge, Dietrich bore responsibility for the Malmedy massacre, the murder of U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sepp Dietrich has received more than 1,486,643 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Sepp Dietrich is the 68th most popular companion (up from 69th in 2019), the 286th most popular biography from Germany (down from 279th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Companion.

Sepp Dietrich was a German SS-Oberstgruppenführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.

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Among companions, Sepp Dietrich ranks 68 out of 673Before him are Margaret Tudor, Maria Feodorovna, Antinous, Poppaea Sabina, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, Queen Sonja of Norway, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Blanche of Castile, Guinevere, and Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib.

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Among people born in 1892, Sepp Dietrich ranks 16Before him are Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Martin Niemöller, Oliver Hardy, Alexander Alekhine, and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. After him are Theodor Eicke, Amanullah Khan, Arthur Compton, J. Paul Getty, Gregor Strasser, and Ferdinand Schörner. Among people deceased in 1966, Sepp Dietrich ranks 11Before him are Anna Akhmatova, Buster Keaton, Ken Miles, Sergei Korolev, Peter Debye, and Jean Arp. After him are Sayyid Qutb, Giuseppe Farina, Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, Dietrich von Choltitz, and Felix Steiner.

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Among people born in Germany, Sepp Dietrich ranks 286 out of 6,142Before him are Constanze Mozart (1762), Michael Haneke (1942), August Kekulé (1829), Georgius Agricola (1494), Karl May (1842), and Karl Weierstrass (1815). After him are Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Einhard (770), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), and Gustav Stresemann (1878).

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Among companions born in Germany, Sepp Dietrich ranks 9Before him are Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Anne of Cleves (1515), Magda Goebbels (1901), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691). After him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Katharina von Bora (1498), Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), and Frederica of Hanover (1917).