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27 Weird And Interesting Facts About Gerhard Barkhorn

Gerhard “Gerd” Barkhorn was the second most successful fighter ace of all time after Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann. Other than Hartmann, Barkhorn is the only fighter ace to ever exceed 300 confirmed victories. Take a look below for 27 more weird and interesting facts about Gerhard Barkhorn. 1. Barkhorn joined the Luftwaffe in 1937 and…

30 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About Gerd Von Rundstedt

Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt was a Field Marshal in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. Born into a Prussian family with a long military tradition, Rundstedt entered the Prussian Army in 1892. Take a look below for 30 more bizarre and interesting facts about Gerd von Rundstedt. 1. During World War…

30 Strange And Interesting Facts About Adolf Eichmann

Otto Adolf Eichmann was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. He was tasked by SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics involved in the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in Nazi occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. Take a look below…

27 Fun And Interesting Facts About Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt was a Prussian philosopher, linguist, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin, which was named after him in 1949. Take a look below for 27 more fun and interesting facts about Wilhelm von Humboldt. 1. Humboldt is especially remembered as a linguist who made…

30 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest was a cotton farmer, slave owner, slave trader, Confederate Army general during the American Civil War, first leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and president of the Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad. Take a look below for 30 more bizarre and interesting facts about Nathan Bedford Forrest. 1. Prior to the outbreak…

30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa is a retired Polish politician and labor activist. He co-founded and headed Solidarity, the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and interesting facts about Lech Walesa. 1. While…

30 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria, and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma. Take a look below for 30 more fascinating and interesting facts about Maria…

30 Weird And Interesting Facts About Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Walter Richard Hess was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Fuhrer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, he served in this position until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom during World War II. Take a look below for 30 more weird and…

30 Strange And Interesting Facts About Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. Take a look below for 30 more strange and interesting facts about Johannes Brahms. 1. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he…

26 Strange And Interesting Facts About Charles Goodyear

Charles Goodyear was an American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber, for which he received the patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office on June 15, 1844. Take a look below for 26 more strange and interesting facts about Charles Goodyear. 1. Goodyear is credited with inventing the chemical process…

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