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 of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. After serving at the Western Front in World War I, he was appointed chief of the German Troop Office in 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 580,490 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Werner von Blomberg is the 113th most popular military personnel (up from 122nd in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Poland (up from 67th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Werner von Blomberg ranks 113 out of 1,466. Before him are Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Robert Peary, Narses, Cimon, Abu Muslim, and Nestor Makhno. After him are Ludwig Beck, Michiel de Ruyter, Sun Ce, Gertrude Bell, Erich von Falkenhayn, and Saigō Takamori.

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Among people born in 1878, Werner von Blomberg ranks 8Before him are Lise Meitner, John B. Watson, Martin Buber, Reza Shah, Pancho Villa, and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia. After him are Gustav Stresemann, André Citroën, Robert Walser, Lucien Febvre, Pyotr Wrangel, and Alfred Döblin. Among people deceased in 1946, Werner von Blomberg ranks 18Before him are Mikhail Kalinin, John Logie Baird, Wilhelm Frick, Alexander Alekhine, Julius Streicher, and Gerhart Hauptmann. After him are Fritz Sauckel, Karl Haushofer, Gertrude Stein, Draža Mihailović, Andrey Vlasov, and Ananda Mahidol.

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Among people born in Poland, Werner von Blomberg ranks 63 out of 1,231. Before him are Andrzej Wajda (1926), Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Norbert Elias (1897), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Władysław III of Poland (1424), and Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923). After him are Walther Nernst (1864), Paul Ehrlich (1854), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), and Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Werner von Blomberg ranks 8Before him are Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Fedor von Bock (1880), Günther von Kluge (1882), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), and Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896). After him are Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Kurt Student (1890), and Otto Liman von Sanders (1855).