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 337,951 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Wilhelm List is the 176th most popular military personnel (up from 177th in 2019), the 406th most popular biography from Germany (up from 427th in 2019) and the 40th 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 176 out of 1,466Before him are John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Mikhail Frunze, Paul Tibbets, Felix Steiner, Dragut, and Anton Denikin. After him are Joachim Peiper, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Pyotr Bagration, Joseph Joffre, and Qasem Soleimani.

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Among people born in 1880, Wilhelm List ranks 15Before him are Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Marshall, Franz Marc, Ludwig Beck, André Derain, and Paul Hausser. After him are Manuel Azaña, Werner von Fritsch, Otto Weininger, Elton Mayo, Premchand, and Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Among people deceased in 1971, Wilhelm List ranks 13Before him are Hermann Hoth, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, François Duvalier, and Arne Jacobsen. After him are D. B. Cooper, Harold Lloyd, Igor Tamm, Gotthard Heinrici, Giorgos Seferis, and Lin Biao.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm List ranks 406 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Chlodio (393), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Franz Brentano (1838), Frederica of Hanover (1917), and Arno Allan Penzias (1933). After him are Leo von Caprivi (1831), Franz Bopp (1791), Felix Klein (1849), Friedrich List (1789), Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667), and Emile Berliner (1851).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Wilhelm List ranks 40Before him are Georg von Küchler (1881), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Paul Hausser (1880), Hans Krebs (1898), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), and August von Mackensen (1849). After him are Joachim Peiper (1915), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Kurt Meyer (1910), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), and Dietrich von Choltitz (1894).