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Wilhelm List

1880 - 1971

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Wilhelm List (14 May 1880 – 17 August 1971) was a German 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 362,437 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Wilhelm List is the 184th most popular military personnel (down from 176th in 2019), the 448th most popular biography from Germany (down from 406th in 2019) and the 46th 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 184 out of 1,468Before him are Aleksei Brusilov, Felix Steiner, Walther von Reichenau, Syagrius, Draža Mihailović, and Anton Denikin. After him are Wilhelm Burgdorf, Erhard Milch, Yue Fei, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Amr ibn al-As, and Mikhail Frunze.

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Among people born in 1880, Wilhelm List ranks 16Before him are George Marshall, Ludwig Beck, Franz Marc, André Derain, Paul Hausser, and Manuel Azaña. After him are Werner von Fritsch, Premchand, Elton Mayo, Otto Weininger, Max Wertheimer, and H. L. Mencken. Among people deceased in 1971, Wilhelm List ranks 16Before him are Fernandel, Theodor Svedberg, Rudolf Abel, Paul Karrer, Lin Biao, and Mátyás Rákosi. After him are Gotthard Heinrici, Arne Tiselius, Giorgos Seferis, Igor Tamm, Arne Jacobsen, and Donald Winnicott.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm List ranks 448 out of 6,142Before him are Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Felix Klein (1849), F. W. Murnau (1888), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Niklas Luhmann (1927), and Jochen Rindt (1942). After him are Josef Kramer (1906), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Erhard Milch (1892), Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817), and Maximilian von Weichs (1881).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Wilhelm List ranks 46Before him are Joachim Peiper (1915), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hans Krebs (1898), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), and Walther von Reichenau (1884). After him are Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Erhard Milch (1892), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Kurt Student (1890), and Otto Carius (1922).