Theodor Eicke

1892 - 1943

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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 843,213 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Theodor Eicke is the 103rd most popular military personnel (up from 106th in 2019), the 365th most popular biography from France (up from 376th in 2019) and the 9th 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 103 out of 1,466Before him are Hermann Hoth, Pancho Villa, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Subutai, Zhang Fei, and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher. After him are Michael Wittmann, Vasily Chuikov, Klaus Barbie, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Robert Peary, and Narses.

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Among people born in 1892, Theodor Eicke ranks 14Before him are Ivo Andrić, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Oliver Hardy, and Alexander Alekhine. After him are Sepp Dietrich, Martin Niemöller, Engelbert Dollfuss, J. Paul Getty, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Ferdinand Schörner. Among people deceased in 1943, Theodor Eicke ranks 12Before him are Pieter Zeeman, Camille Claudel, Boris III of Bulgaria, Simone Weil, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Nikolai Vavilov. After him are Beatrix Potter, Sophie Scholl, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Henri La Fontaine, Alexandre Yersin, and Chaim Soutine.

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Among people born in France, Theodor Eicke ranks 365 out of 5,234Before him are Fernand Léger (1881), Désirée Clary (1777), Raymond Poincaré (1860), Yves Klein (1928), Gregory of Tours (538), and Pope Innocent V (1225). After him are Anouk Aimée (1932), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Claude Bernard (1813), Pierre Bayle (1647), Baldwin I of Jerusalem (1058), and Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709).


Among military personnels born in France, Theodor Eicke ranks 9Before him are Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), and Eugène de Beauharnais (1781). After him are Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Louis, Grand Condé (1621), André Masséna (1758), Joseph Joffre (1852), and Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753).