Wilhelm List

1880 - 1971

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Wilhelm List (14 May 1880 – 17 August 1971) was a German Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) during World War II who was convicted of war crimes by a US Army tribunal after the war. List commanded the 14th Army in the invasion of Poland and the 12th Army in the invasions of France, Yugoslavia and Greece. In 1941 he commanded the German forces in Southeast Europe responsible for the occupation of Greece and Yugoslavia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm List has received more than 455,506 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Wilhelm List is the 222nd most popular military personnel (down from 190th in 2019), the 544th most popular biography from Germany (down from 448th in 2019) and the 49th most popular German Military Personnel.

Wilhelm List was a German field marshal during World War II. He was most famous for his invasions of Yugoslavia and Greece in 1941.

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Among military personnels, Wilhelm List ranks 222 out of 2,058Before him are Friedrich Olbricht, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Andrey Yeryomenko, and Djemal Pasha. After him are Kurt Student, Franz Stangl, Alfred von Tirpitz, Gertrude Bell, Walther von Reichenau, and Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus.

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Among people born in 1880, Wilhelm List ranks 19Before him are Ludwig Beck, Manuel Azaña, Paul Hausser, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Werner von Fritsch, and Premchand. After him are Elton Mayo, Paul Ehrenfest, Max Wertheimer, Otto Weininger, H. L. Mencken, and Vajiravudh. Among people deceased in 1971, Wilhelm List ranks 20Before him are Mátyás Rákosi, Lin Biao, Giorgos Seferis, Harold Lloyd, Arne Jacobsen, and Donald Winnicott. After him are Franz Stangl, Gotthard Heinrici, François Duvalier, D. B. Cooper, Igor Tamm, and Lothar Rendulic.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm List ranks 544 out of 7,253Before him are Jochen Rindt (1942), Adolf Galland (1912), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Rudi Völler (1960), Philipp Scheidemann (1865), and Aby Warburg (1866). After him are Wilhelm Marx (1863), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Kurt Student (1890), Willi Stoph (1914), Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Wilhelm List ranks 49Before him are Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Erhard Milch (1892), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), and Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895). After him are Kurt Student (1890), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Otto Carius (1922), and Karl Wolff (1900).