Albert Speer

1905 - 1981

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Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer (; German: [ˈʃpeːɐ̯] ; 19 March 1905 – 1 September 1981) was a German architect who served as the Minister of Armaments and War Production in Nazi Germany during most of World War II. A close ally of Adolf Hitler, he was convicted at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to 20 years in prison. An architect by training, Speer joined the Nazi Party in 1931. His architectural skills made him increasingly prominent within the Party, and he became a member of Hitler's inner circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Speer has received more than 7,656,907 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Albert Speer is the 12th most popular architect (down from 8th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Germany (down from 88th in 2019) and the most popular German Architect.

Albert Speer was a German architect who was Adolf Hitler's chief architect and armaments minister during World War II. He was convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and served 20 years in prison.

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Over the past year Albert Speer has had the most page views in the with 991,164 views, followed by German (296,541), and Russian (151,282). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (511.09%), Occitan (372.54%), and Waray (355.83%)


Among architects, Albert Speer ranks 12 out of 518Before him are Imhotep, Mimar Sinan, Donato Bramante, Andrea Palladio, Leon Battista Alberti, and Khufu. After him are Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and Francesco Borromini.

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Among people born in 1905, Albert Speer ranks 5Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Ayn Rand, Howard Hughes, and Simo Häyhä. After him are Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Christian Dior, and Carl David Anderson. Among people deceased in 1981, Albert Speer ranks 5Before him are Bob Marley, Anwar Sadat, Moshe Dayan, and Jacques Lacan. After him are Soong Ching-ling, Max Euwe, Natalie Wood, Frederica of Hanover, Hideki Yukawa, William Holden, and William Wyler.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Albert Speer ranks 110 out of 7,253Before him are Willy Brandt (1913), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Henry the Fowler (876), and Alfred Wegener (1880). After him are Clara Zetkin (1857), Bruce Willis (1955), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Walter Benjamin (1892), and Charles the Fat (839).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Albert Speer ranks 1After him are Walter Gropius (1883), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Peter Behrens (1868), Arno Breker (1900), Peter Parler (1330), Frei Otto (1925), Gottfried Semper (1803), Albert Speer (1934), Leo von Klenze (1784), and Robert Koldewey (1855).