Wilhelm Burgdorf

1895 - 1945

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Wilhelm Emanuel Burgdorf (15 February 1895 – 2 May 1945) was a German general who rose to prominence during the final years of World War II. Burgdolf served as a commander of 529th Infantry Regiment from May 1940 to April 1942 (part of the 299th Infantry Division). In October 1944, Burgdorf assumed the role of the chief of the Army Personnel Office and chief adjutant to Adolf Hitler. In this capacity, he played a key role in the forced suicide of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Burgdorf has received more than 872,953 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Burgdorf is the 217th most popular military personnel (down from 191st in 2019), the 533rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 450th in 2019) and the 48th most popular German Military Personnel.

Wilhelm Burgdorf was a colonel-general in the German army during World War II. He was one of the defendants at the Nuremberg Trials, and was found guilty of war crimes.

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Over the past year Wilhelm Burgdorf has had the most page views in the with 108,293 views, followed by German (46,582), and Russian (21,043). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (49.71%), Latvian (41.98%), and Ukrainian (36.33%)


Among military personnels, Wilhelm Burgdorf ranks 217 out of 2,058Before him are Slobodan Praljak, Sun Ce, Andranik, Muhammad bin Qasim, Han Xin, and Friedrich Olbricht. After him are Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Andrey Yeryomenko, Djemal Pasha, Wilhelm List, and Kurt Student.

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Among people born in 1895, Wilhelm Burgdorf ranks 36Before him are Cemal Gürsel, Ragnar Frisch, Rudolph Valentino, Oskar Dirlewanger, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, and Babe Ruth. After him are László Moholy-Nagy, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Vladimir Propp, William Giauque, and Zog I of Albania. Among people deceased in 1945, Wilhelm Burgdorf ranks 48Before him are Ernst Busch, Vladimir Vernadsky, Franz Werfel, Oskar Dirlewanger, Josef Kramer, and Hans Geiger. After him are Robert Ritter von Greim, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Theodore Dreiser, Karl Hanke, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, and Robert H. Goddard.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Burgdorf ranks 533 out of 7,253Before him are Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860), Paul Breitner (1951), Dieter Bohlen (1954), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), and Gerhard Richter (1932). After him are Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Theodor Morell (1886), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Jochen Rindt (1942), and Adolf Galland (1912).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Wilhelm Burgdorf ranks 48Before him are Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Erhard Milch (1892), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888). After him are Wilhelm List (1880), Kurt Student (1890), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Hans von Seeckt (1866), and Otto Carius (1922).