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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. 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 726,037 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen is the 3rd most popular pilot (up from 4th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Poland (down from 71st 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 3 out of 48Before him are Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. After him are Sabiha Gökçen, Roland Garros, Adolf Galland, Hanna Reitsch, Ernst Udet, 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 25Before him are Paul Éluard, Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Henrik Dam, and Sergei Yesenin. After him are Babe Ruth, Gerhard Domagk, Anastas Mikoyan, Rudolph Valentino, Folke Bernadotte, and Oskar Dirlewanger. Among people deceased in 1945, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 32Before him are George S. Patton, Vidkun Quisling, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hermann Fegelein, August von Mackensen, and Friedrich Fromm. After him are Pierre Laval, Emil Hácha, Ernst Busch, Robert Ley, Francis William Aston, and Hans Krebs.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen ranks 78 out of 1,454Before him are Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Maria Feodorovna (1759), Norbert Elias (1897), Walther Nernst (1864), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), and Pola Negri (1897). After him are Anna Jagiellon (1523), Horst Köhler (1943), Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), Carl Menger (1840), Egon Krenz (1937), and Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046).

Among PILOTS In Poland

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