Theodor Eicke

1892 - 1943

Theodor Eicke

Theodor Eicke (17 October 1892 – 26 February 1943) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. He was one of the key figures in the development of Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Eicke served as the second commandant of the Dachau concentration camp from June 1933 to July 1934, and together with his adjutant Michael Lippert, was one of the executioners of SA Chief Ernst Röhm during the Night of the Long Knives purge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Eicke has received more than 646,190 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 106th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Theodor Eicke ranks 106 out of 1,194Before him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Dong Zhuo, Klaus Barbie, and Louis-Nicolas Davout. After him are Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Narses, Saigō Takamori, Zhou Yu, Robert Peary, and Nero Claudius Drusus.

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Among people born in 1892, Theodor Eicke ranks 17Before him are Zita of Bourbon-Parma, J. Paul Getty, Alexander Alekhine, Oliver Hardy, Sepp Dietrich, and Arthur Compton. After him are Engelbert Dollfuss, Martin Niemöller, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Arthur Honegger, Ferdinand Schörner, and George Paget Thomson. Among people deceased in 1943, Theodor Eicke ranks 12Before him are Isoroku Yamamoto, Simone Weil, Boris III of Bulgaria, Camille Claudel, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Beatrix Potter. After him are Sophie Scholl, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Henri La Fontaine, Alexandre Millerand, Gustav Vigeland, and Chaim Soutine.

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In France

Among people born in France, Theodor Eicke ranks 377 out of 4,109Before him are Jean Genet (1910), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Robert Guiscard (1016), Patrick Modiano (1945), Louis IV of France (920), and Édouard Daladier (1884). After him are Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824), Georges Bataille (1897), Yves Klein (1928), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), and Fernand Léger (1881).


Among military personnels born in France, Theodor Eicke ranks 12Before him are Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), John of Austria (1547), and Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770). After him are André Masséna (1758), Louis, Grand Condé (1621), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), and Jean Lannes (1769).

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