Theodor Eicke

1892 - 1943

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Theodor Eicke (17 October 1892 – 26 February 1943) was a senior SS functionary and Waffen SS divisional commander during the Nazi era. He was one of the key figures in the development of Nazi concentration camps. 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 of 1934. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Eicke has received more than 1,201,648 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Theodor Eicke is the 107th most popular military personnel (up from 117th in 2019), the 373rd most popular biography from France (up from 375th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Military Personnel.

Theodor Eicke was a German military officer and Nazi concentration camp commander. He is most famous for being the commandant of Dachau, the first concentration camp in Nazi Germany.

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Among military personnels, Theodor Eicke ranks 107 out of 2,058Before him are John of Austria, Miloš Obilić, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, George S. Patton, Zhang Fei, and Andrea Doria. After him are Perdiccas, Robert E. Lee, Klaus Barbie, Pancho Villa, Stilicho, and Hans-Ulrich Rudel.

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Among people born in 1892, Theodor Eicke ranks 14Before him are Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Haile Selassie, Alexander Alekhine, Pearl S. Buck, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Louis de Broglie. After him are Oliver Hardy, Sepp Dietrich, Engelbert Dollfuss, Edward Victor Appleton, Ferdinand Schörner, and Martin Niemöller. Among people deceased in 1943, Theodor Eicke ranks 11Before him are Pieter Zeeman, Simone Weil, Karl Landsteiner, Camille Claudel, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Boris III of Bulgaria. After him are Sophie Scholl, Henri La Fontaine, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Chaim Soutine, Władysław Sikorski, and Alexandre Millerand.

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Among people born in France, Theodor Eicke ranks 373 out of 6,770Before him are Philip the Bold (1342), Jean Baudrillard (1929), Nicolas Appert (1749), Alain Prost (1955), Charles, Count of Valois (1270), and Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674). After him are Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Ève Curie (1904), André Malraux (1901), Marin Mersenne (1588), Théophile Gautier (1811), and Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645).


Among military personnels born in France, Theodor Eicke ranks 10Before him are Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Ferdinand Foch (1851), and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757). After him are Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Jean Lannes (1769), André Masséna (1758), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), and Joseph Joffre (1852).