Wilm Hosenfeld

1895 - 1952

Wilm Hosenfeld

Wilhelm Adalbert Hosenfeld (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlm ˈhoːzənfɛlt]; 2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), originally a school teacher, was a German Army officer who by the end of the Second World War had risen to the rank of Hauptmann (Captain). He helped to hide or rescue several Polish people, including Jews, in Nazi-German occupied Poland, and helped Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944, an act which was portrayed in the 2002 film The Pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilm Hosenfeld has received more than 1,223,716 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 930th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 925 out of 14,801Before him are Turhan Hatice Sultan, Oleg of Novgorod, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Gustáv Husák, Afonso V of Portugal, and Túpac Amaru. After him are Ahmed Ben Bella, Frederick V of the Palatinate, Christian X of Denmark, Lech Kaczyński, Elisabeth of France, and Christian III of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1895, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 14Before him are Max Horkheimer, Mikhail Bakhtin, Nikolai Yezhov, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Ernst Jünger, and J. Edgar Hoover. After him are Paul Hindemith, Semyon Timoshenko, Rudolph Valentino, Amin al-Husseini, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Richard Sorge. Among people deceased in 1952, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 8Before him are Knut Hamsun, Eva Perón, John Dewey, George VI, Chaim Weizmann, and Alexandra Kollontai. After him are Benedetto Croce, Paul Éluard, Walter Schellenberg, Sven Hedin, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, and Elena of Montenegro.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 259 out of 3,763Before him are Ludwig Erhard (1897), Karl Weierstrass (1815), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), and Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710). After him are Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Christian III of Denmark (1503), Wim Wenders (1945), Max Stirner (1806), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), and Max Scheler (1874).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 72Before him are Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Julius Streicher (1885), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), and Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710). After him are Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Christian III of Denmark (1503), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Irma Grese (1923), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), and Henry the Lion (1129).

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