Werner Ostendorff

1903 - 1945

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Werner Ostendorff (15 August 1903 – 1 May 1945) was a German SS-general during World War II who served as chief of staff of the II SS Panzer Corps and divisional commander of the SS Division Das Reich. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Werner Ostendorff has received more than 135,472 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Werner Ostendorff is the 642nd most popular military personnel (down from 561st in 2019), the 532nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 476th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Werner Ostendorff ranks 642 out of 2,058Before him are Franz Hössler, William Bligh, Hans Speidel, Demosthenes, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, and Sergey Biryuzov. After him are Max Immelmann, Eberhard von Mackensen, Herta Bothe, Lothar von Trotha, Hisaichi Terauchi, and Sadao Araki.

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Among people born in 1903, Werner Ostendorff ranks 83Before him are Werner Best, Bob Hope, Karl Eberhard Schöngarth, Charlotte Perriand, Yevgeny Mravinsky, and Heinz Reinefarth. After him are Evelyn Waugh, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Charles W. Morris, Mikhail Kalatozov, Silvina Ocampo, and Otto Abetz. Among people deceased in 1945, Werner Ostendorff ranks 110Before him are Wolfgang Lüth, Takeichi Nishi, Charles Spearman, Helmuth James von Moltke, Franz Hössler, and Matthias Kleinheisterkamp. After him are Lord Alfred Douglas, Richard Glücks, Wilhelm Rediess, Takijirō Ōnishi, Leonid Pasternak, and August Hirt.

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Among people born in Russia, Werner Ostendorff ranks 532 out of 3,761Before him are Vasily Alekseyev (1942), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Simeon Bekbulatovich (1600), Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (1869), Dmitry Merezhkovsky (1866), and Sergey Biryuzov (1904). After him are Alexander Schmorell (1917), Andrei Karlov (1954), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Konstantin Makovsky (1839), Mikhail Mil (1909), and Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Werner Ostendorff ranks 49Before him are Filipp Golikov (1900), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), Lauri Törni (1919), Mikhail Skobelev (1843), and Sergey Biryuzov (1904). After him are Markian Popov (1902), Werner Kempf (1886), Roza Shanina (1924), Alexander Pokryshkin (1913), Nikolai Ogarkov (1917), and Mikhail Miloradovich (1771).