Alexander Van der Bellen

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Alexander Van der Bellen (German pronunciation: [vomit decibel]; born 18 January 1944) is the current president of Austria. He previously served as a professor of economics at the University of Vienna, and after joining politics, as the spokesman of the Austrian Green Party.As a descendant of the Russian Imperial aristocratic Van der Bellen family (Aleksander von der Bellen) of patrilineal Dutch ancestry dating back to, he was born in Austria to Russian and Estonian parents who were refugees from Stalinism, and became a naturalized citizen of Austria together with his parents in 1958. He was a member of the National Council representing the Green Party there from 1994 to 2012, and served as both leader of the party as well as its parliamentary group.He ran as a nominally independent candidate supported by the Greens in the 2016 presidential election, and finished second out of six in the first round before winning the second round against Norbert Hofer, a member of the Freedom Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Van der Bellen has received more than 1,268,455 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Alexander Van der Bellen is the 744th most popular politician (up from 984th in 2019), the 202nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 291st in 2019) and the 54th most popular Politician.

Alexander Van der Bellen is a former economics professor and politician who was the President of Austria from January 2017 to December 2018. He is most famous for being the first president of Austria to be elected by popular vote and the first to be elected as an independent.

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Among politicians, Alexander Van der Bellen ranks 744 out of 15,577Before her are Anne of Brittany, Umberto I of Italy, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Jeroboam, Philip the Arab, and Josiah. After her are Konstantin von Neurath, Louis, Grand Dauphin, Claudius Gothicus, Letizia Ramolino, Karl Liebknecht, and Reza Shah.

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Among people born in 1944, Alexander Van der Bellen ranks 9Before her are Michael Douglas, Ban Ki-moon, Miloš Zeman, George Lucas, Barry White, and Jeff Beck. After her are Reinhold Messner, Rutger Hauer, Ernő Rubik, Geraldine Chaplin, Dzhokhar Dudayev, and Joe Cocker.

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Among people born in Germany, Alexander Van der Bellen ranks 202 out of 6,142Before her are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Jacob Grimm (1785), Michel Ney (1769), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), and Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717). After her are Otto von Guericke (1602), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Karl Liebknecht (1871), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), and Conrad III of Germany (1093).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Alexander Van der Bellen ranks 54Before her are Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Ilse Koch (1906), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), and Frederick William II of Prussia (1744). After her are Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Karl Liebknecht (1871), Conrad III of Germany (1093), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), and Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980).

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