Wilhelm Mohnke

1911 - 2001

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Wilhelm Mohnke (15 March 1911 – 6 August 2001) was one of the original members of the SS-Staff Guard (Stabswache) "Berlin" formed in March 1933. From those ranks, Mohnke rose to become one of Adolf Hitler's last remaining generals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Mohnke has received more than 1,037,476 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Wilhelm Mohnke is the 203rd most popular military personnel (up from 233rd in 2019), the 470th most popular biography from Germany (up from 546th in 2019) and the 50th most popular 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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Among military personnels, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 203 out of 1,468Before him are Gotthard Heinrici, Josip Jelačić, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Sun Jian, Zhou Yu, and Lavr Kornilov. After him are Maxime Weygand, Alfred von Tirpitz, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Giovanni Giustiniani, Sun Ce, and Date Masamune.

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Among people born in 1911, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 23Before him are Robert Johnson, Mikhail Botvinnik, Tennessee Williams, Melvin Calvin, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, and William Alfred Fowler. After him are Joseph Barbera, Lê Đức Thọ, Maurice Allais, Polykarp Kusch, Jules Dassin, and Max Frisch. Among people deceased in 2001, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 17Before him are Didi, Christiaan Barnard, Sabiha Gökçen, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Iannis Xenakis, and Fred Hoyle. After him are Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Ernst Gombrich, Alberto Korda, William Hanna, Robert Ludlum, and Marie José of Belgium.

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Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 470 out of 6,142Before him are Anna Magdalena Bach (1701), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), and Hedwig of Silesia (1174). After him are Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Wassily Leontief (1906), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), and Adolf Galland (1912).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Wilhelm Mohnke ranks 50Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Wilhelm List (1880), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Erhard Milch (1892), and Maximilian von Weichs (1881). After him are Kurt Student (1890), Otto Carius (1922), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Otto Günsche (1917), Henning von Tresckow (1901), and Hasso von Manteuffel (1897).