Walter Stennes

1895 - 1983

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Walter Franz Maria Stennes (12 April 1895 – 19 May 1983) was a leader of the Sturmabteilung (SA, stormtroopers, or "brownshirts") of the Nazi Party in Berlin and the surrounding area. In August 1930 he led a revolt against Adolf Hitler, the leader of the party, and Hitler's appointed regional head of the party in the Berlin area, Joseph Goebbels. The dispute was over Hitler's policies and practices in the use of the SA, and the underlying purpose of the paramilitary organization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Stennes has received more than 149,841 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Walter Stennes is the 771st most popular military personnel (up from 802nd in 2019), the 1,901st most popular biography from Germany and the 139th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Walter Stennes ranks 771 out of 2,058Before him are Princess Pingyang, Meliton Kantaria, Alexios Apokaukos, Peter Lacy, Fyodor Kuznetsov, and Dan Halutz. After him are François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, Joseph E. Johnston, Ettore Bastico, Qin Liangyu, Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, and Cleombrotus.

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Among people born in 1895, Walter Stennes ranks 96Before him are Prescott Bush, Hanns Albin Rauter, Albert Cohen, Lewis Mumford, Michel Simon, and Alexander Orlov. After him are Sheng Shicai, Kirsten Flagstad, Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan, Max Koegel, Martin Luther, and Liaquat Ali Khan. Among people deceased in 1983, Walter Stennes ranks 57Before him are Karen Carpenter, Norma Shearer, Marianne Brandt, Horst Schumann, Victor Turner, and Dennis Wilson. After him are Igor Markevitch, Arno Babajanian, Jean Rey, Tino Rossi, Piero Sraffa, and Sharof Rashidov.

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Among people born in Germany, Walter Stennes ranks 1,901 out of 7,253Before him are Heinrich Göbel (1818), Henry XIII, Duke of Bavaria (1235), Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann (1870), Lorenz Oken (1779), Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759), and Johann Kirnberger (1721). After him are Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis (1860), Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633), Friedrich Krupp (1787), Willi Hennig (1913), Ernst Engel (1821), and Duchess Caroline Mariane of Mecklenburg (1821).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Walter Stennes ranks 139Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow (1755), Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg (1886), Herbert Kappler (1907), Oswald Boelcke (1891), Albert Leo Schlageter (1894), and Friedrich Hossbach (1894). After him are Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (1889), Otto von Lossow (1868), Georg Lindemann (1884), Kurt von Tippelskirch (1891), Erich Rudorffer (1917), and Hans Hartwig von Beseler (1850).