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Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen

1895 - 1945

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Wolfram Karl Ludwig Moritz Hermann Freiherr von Richthofen (10 October 1895 – 12 July 1945) was a German World War I flying ace who rose to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) in the Luftwaffe during World War II. In the First World War, Richthofen fought on the Western and Eastern Fronts as a cavalry officer until 1917. He joined the Luftstreitkräfte (German Imperial Air Service) after his cousins, brothers Lothar and Manfred ('The Red Baron'), both became flying aces. On his first mission in Jagdgeschwader 1 (Fighter Wing 1), Manfred was killed while chasing a fighter that attacked Wolfram. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen has received more than 753,393 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen is the 7th most popular pilot (down from 3rd in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Poland (down from 78th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Pilot.

Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen is most famous for being a German World War I fighter pilot, and for his service in the air force during World War II.

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Among PILOTS

Among pilots, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 7 out of 71Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Roland Garros, Sabiha Gökçen, Hanna Reitsch, and Adolf Galland. After him are Ernst Udet, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Francis Gary Powers, Ivan Kozhedub, Hermann Graf, and Chesley Sullenberger.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1895, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 39Before him are Oskar Dirlewanger, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Babe Ruth, Wilhelm Burgdorf, László Moholy-Nagy, and Khorloogiin Choibalsan. After him are Vladimir Propp, William Giauque, Zog I of Albania, Igor Tamm, Buckminster Fuller, and André Frédéric Cournand. Among people deceased in 1945, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 50Before him are Franz Werfel, Oskar Dirlewanger, Josef Kramer, Hans Geiger, Wilhelm Burgdorf, and Robert Ritter von Greim. After him are Theodore Dreiser, Karl Hanke, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Robert H. Goddard, Ludwig Stumpfegger, and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 115 out of 1,694Before him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), Władysław Reymont (1867), and Osip Mandelstam (1891). After him are Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Helena Rubinstein (1872), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Saint Casimir (1458), and Karl Hanke (1903).

Among PILOTS In Poland

Among pilots born in Poland, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 2Before him are Hanna Reitsch (1912). After him are Jadwiga Piłsudska (1920).