Wilhelm Mohnke

1911 - 2001

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Wilhelm Mohnke (15 March 1911 – 6 August 2001) was a German military officer who was one of the original members of the Schutzstaffel SS-Stabswache Berlin (Staff Guard Berlin) formed in March 1933. Mohnke, who had joined the Nazi Party in September 1931, rose through the ranks to become one of Adolf Hitler's last remaining general officers at the end of World War II in Europe. With the SS Division Leibstandarte, Mohnke participated in the fighting in France, Poland and the Balkans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Mohnke has received more than 1,306,454 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Wilhelm Mohnke is the 230th most popular military personnel (down from 209th in 2019), the 561st most popular biography from Germany (down from 470th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular German Military Personnel.

Wilhelm Mohnke was a German SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) and was in charge of the Nazi SS and Gestapo in Paris during the occupation of France. He was also a close friend of Heinrich Himmler. Mohnke was most famous for being the commander of the SS garrison in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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Over the past year Wilhelm Mohnke has had the most page views in the with 193,871 views, followed by German (94,879), and Russian (26,456). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Czech (1,154.60%), Simple English (138.53%), and Afrikaans (129.23%)


Among military personnels, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 230 out of 2,058Before him are Franz Stangl, Alfred von Tirpitz, Gertrude Bell, Walther von Reichenau, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, and Sun Bin. After him are Hans von Seeckt, Gotthard Heinrici, Tōgō Heihachirō, Amr ibn al-As, Otto Carius, and Lysander.

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Among people born in 1911, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 25Before him are Lê Đức Thọ, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Robert Johnson, Tennessee Williams, Klaus Fuchs, and Maurice Allais. After him are Polykarp Kusch, Joseph Barbera, Jean Harlow, Jules Dassin, Milovan Đilas, and William Alfred Fowler. Among people deceased in 2001, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 17Before him are Léopold Sédar Senghor, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Sabiha Gökçen, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Christiaan Barnard, and Fred Hoyle. After him are Iannis Xenakis, Gilbert Bécaud, Alberto Korda, Ernst Gombrich, Douglas Adams, and Nikolay Basov.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 561 out of 7,253Before him are Caroline of Baden (1776), August Schleicher (1821), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Albert the Bear (1100), and Albert, King of Sweden (1340). After him are Johann Georg Faust (1480), Gerd Binnig (1947), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Otto Carius (1922), and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 52Before him are Erhard Milch (1892), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Wilhelm List (1880), Kurt Student (1890), and Walther von Reichenau (1884). After him are Hans von Seeckt (1866), Otto Carius (1922), Karl Wolff (1900), Otto Günsche (1917), Erich Hoepner (1886), and Hasso von Manteuffel (1897).