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 1,370,283 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Sepp Dietrich is the 69th most popular companion (down from 59th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Germany (down from 272nd in 2019) and the 10th 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 69 out of 687Before him are Isabella of Portugal, Antinous, Maria Feodorovna, Katharina von Bora, Poppaea Sabina, and Désirée Clary. After him are Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, Astrid of Sweden, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Zayd ibn Harithah, Tiye, and Margaret Tudor.

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Among people born in 1892, Sepp Dietrich ranks 15Before him are Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Oliver Hardy, Alexander Alekhine, and Theodor Eicke. After him are Martin Niemöller, Engelbert Dollfuss, J. Paul Getty, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Ferdinand Schörner, and Arthur Compton. Among people deceased in 1966, Sepp Dietrich ranks 9Before him are Buster Keaton, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Lemaître, Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Korolev, and Jean Arp. After him are Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, Giuseppe Farina, Peter Debye, Ken Miles, and Sayyid Qutb.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Sepp Dietrich ranks 279 out of 5,289Before him are Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), Max Stirner (1806), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Konrad Zuse (1910), and Michael Wittmann (1914). After him are Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), Klaus Barbie (1913), Anton Drexler (1884), Karl Weierstrass (1815), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), and Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881).

Among COMPANIONS In Germany

Among companions born in Germany, Sepp Dietrich ranks 10Before him are Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Magda Goebbels (1901), Anne of Cleves (1515), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), and Katharina von Bora (1498). After him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776), Frederica of Hanover (1917), Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667), and Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724).