Walter Dornberger

1895 - 1980

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Major-General Dr. Walter Robert Dornberger (6 September 1895 – 27 June 1980) was a German Army artillery officer whose career spanned World War I and World War II. He was a leader of Nazi Germany's V-2 rocket programme and other projects at the Peenemünde Army Research Centre. Dornberger was born in Gießen and enlisted in 1914. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Dornberger has received more than 221,799 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Walter Dornberger is the 50th most popular engineer (down from 46th in 2019), the 1,006th most popular biography from Germany (down from 906th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Engineer.

Walter Dornberger was a German engineer who was the head of the Nazi's rocket program. He was most famous for overseeing the production of the V-2 rocket, which was the first ballistic missile used in combat.

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Among engineers, Walter Dornberger ranks 50 out of 325Before him are Kurt Gerstein, Sergey Ilyushin, Ildefons Cerdà, Emil Škoda, Colin Chapman, and Arthur Scherbius. After him are Jack Swigert, Gustaf de Laval, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Ernst Heinkel, Henry Gantt, and Bjarne Stroustrup.

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Among people born in 1895, Walter Dornberger ranks 70Before him are Lewis Milestone, Marcel Pagnol, Edna Purviance, Ferdinand Čatloš, Clara Haskil, and André Frédéric Cournand. After him are B. H. Liddell Hart, Jean Giono, Jack Dempsey, Friedrich Jeckeln, Wilhelm Gustloff, and Lin Yutang. Among people deceased in 1980, Walter Dornberger ranks 50Before him are Gustav Wagner, William Howard Stein, Mae West, Ian Curtis, Stanisława Walasiewicz, and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck. After him are Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse, Robert Whittaker, Mario Bava, Raoul Walsh, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, and Winifred Wagner.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Dornberger ranks 1,006 out of 5,289Before him are Arthur Scherbius (1878), Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Oswald Pohl (1892), Herschel Grynszpan (1921), Bernt Notke (1435), and Max Klinger (1857). After him are Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark (1647), Joseph Pilates (1883), Paul Reuter (1816), Albert of Riga (1165), Ludwig Prandtl (1875), and Erhard Heiden (1901).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Walter Dornberger ranks 11Before him are Felix Wankel (1902), August Horch (1868), Hugo Junkers (1859), Albert Göring (1895), Kurt Gerstein (1905), and Arthur Scherbius (1878). After him are Ernst Heinkel (1888), Alexander Lippisch (1894), Erich Topp (1914), Christian Otto Mohr (1835), John A. Roebling (1806), and Gustave Whitehead (1874).