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 fighter pilot during World War I and rose to the rank of field marshal in the Luftwaffe during World War II. Born in 1895 into a family of the Prussian nobility, Richthofen grew up in prosperous surroundings. At the age of eighteen, after leaving school, he opted to join the German Army rather than choose an academic career, and joined the army's cavalry arm in 1913. On the outbreak of the First World War, Richthofen fought on the Western Front, winning the Iron Cross Second Class. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen has received more than 538,150 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen is the 4th most popular pilot, the 71st most popular biography from Poland (up from 72nd in 2019) and the 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, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 4 out of 48Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Sabiha Gökçen. After him are Hanna Reitsch, Roland Garros, Ernst Udet, Adolf Galland, Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, and Ivan Kozhedub.

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Among people born in 1895, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 20Before him are Ernst Jünger, Paul Hindemith, Rudolph Valentino, Amin al-Husseini, Paul Éluard, and Semyon Timoshenko. After him are Folke Bernadotte, Wilm Hosenfeld, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Sergei Yesenin, Henrik Dam, and Dolores Ibárruri. Among people deceased in 1945, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 29Before him are Pietro Mascagni, Subhas Chandra Bose, Heinrich Müller, Pierre Laval, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and David Lloyd George. After him are Hermann Fegelein, Ernst Busch, Hans Krebs, August von Mackensen, Edgar Cayce, and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 71 out of 1,231Before him are Paul Ehrlich (1854), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), and Emanuel Lasker (1868). After him are Bolesław I the Brave (967), Maria Feodorovna (1759), Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), and Lech Kaczyński (1949).

Among PILOTS In Poland

Among pilots born in Poland, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 1After him are Hanna Reitsch (1912).