Alexander Van der Bellen

1944 - Today

Photo of Alexander Van der Bellen

Icon of person Alexander Van der Bellen

Alexander Van der Bellen (German pronunciation: [alɛˈksandɐ fan deːɐ̯ ˈbɛlən]; 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 aristocratic von der Bellen (Van der Bellen) family of patrilineal Dutch ancestry, 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 1,215,493 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Alexander Van der Bellen is the 985th most popular politician (up from 1,183rd in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from Germany and the 80th most popular German 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 76.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Alexander Van der Bellens by language


Among politicians, Alexander Van der Bellen ranks 985 out of 15,710Before her are Frederick V of the Palatinate, Yeongjo of Joseon, Gojong of Korea, Tamar of Georgia, Todor Zhivkov, and Stepan Bandera. After her are Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, Sukjong of Joseon, William Jennings Bryan, Tedros Adhanom, Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, and Astyages.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1944, Alexander Van der Bellen ranks 12Before her are Jeff Beck, Barry White, Joe Cocker, Miloš Zeman, Jimmy Page, and Rutger Hauer. After her are Geraldine Chaplin, Alan Parker, Ernő Rubik, Reinhold Messner, Rafic Hariri, and Joe Frazier.

Others Born in 1944

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Alexander Van der Bellen ranks 291 out of 5,289Before her are Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), and Emil Nolde (1867). After her are Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Otto Dix (1891), Martin Niemöller (1892), Joachim Gauck (1940), Ludwig Beck (1880), and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Alexander Van der Bellen ranks 80Before her are Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), Anton Drexler (1884), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), and Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596). After her are Joachim Gauck (1940), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Frederick I of Sweden (1676), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Christian III of Denmark (1503), and Fritz Sauckel (1894).

Twitter Activity