Werner von Blomberg

1878 - 1946

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Werner Eduard Fritz von Blomberg (2 September 1878 – 13 March 1946) was a German General Staff officer and the first Minister of War in Adolf Hitler's government. After serving on the Western Front in World War I, Blomberg was appointed chief of the Truppenamt ("Troop Office") during the Weimar Republic. Following the Nazis' rise to power, he was named Minister of War and Commander-in-Chief of the German Armed Forces. In this capacity, Blomberg played a central role in Germany's military build-up during the years leading to World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Werner von Blomberg has received more than 1,047,528 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Werner von Blomberg is the 127th most popular military personnel (up from 131st in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Poland (down from 67th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Werner von Blomberg was a German soldier and Nazi officer who served as the Minister of War from 1934 to 1938. He is most famous for his role in the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair, in which he was forced to resign after being accused of having an affair with a woman who was not his wife.

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Among military personnels, Werner von Blomberg ranks 127 out of 2,058Before him are André Masséna, Hermann Hoth, Michael Wittmann, Hiroo Onoda, Nestor Makhno, and Yakov Dzhugashvili. After him are Yūsuf Balasaguni, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Bohemond I of Antioch, Alexandre de Beauharnais, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, and Dong Zhuo.

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Among people born in 1878, Werner von Blomberg ranks 8Before him are Janusz Korczak, Reza Shah, John B. Watson, Martin Buber, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, and Pancho Villa. After him are Gustav Stresemann, André Citroën, Pyotr Wrangel, Lucien Febvre, Robert Walser, and Ferenc Molnár. Among people deceased in 1946, Werner von Blomberg ranks 17Before him are Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Mikhail Kalinin, Gerhart Hauptmann, Alexander Alekhine, Gertrude Stein, and Wilhelm Frick. After him are Julius Streicher, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Sauckel, John Logie Baird, Draža Mihailović, and Manuel de Falla.

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Among people born in Poland, Werner von Blomberg ranks 76 out of 1,694Before him are Walther Nernst (1864), Gustav Fechner (1801), Marie Walewska (1786), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Jakob Böhme (1575), and Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046). After him are Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Kurt Alder (1902), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), and Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Werner von Blomberg ranks 8Before him are Erich Ludendorff (1865), Fedor von Bock (1880), Günther von Kluge (1882), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), and Erich von Falkenhayn (1861). After him are Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), and Otto Liman von Sanders (1855).