Angela Merkel

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Angela Dorothea Merkel (pronounced [aŋˈɡeːla doʁoˈteːa ˈmɛʁkl̩] (listen); née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician who been serving as the chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. A member of the CDU, Merkel is the first female chancellor of Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Angela Merkel has received more than 16,626,695 page views. Her biography is available in 148 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 146 in 2019). Angela Merkel is the 118th most popular politician (down from 117th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Germany and the 5th most popular German Politician.

Angela Merkel is most famous for being the Chancellor of Germany. She is the first woman to hold this position and has been in office since 2005.

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Among politicians, Angela Merkel ranks 118 out of 15,710Before her are Yasser Arafat, Mark Antony, Kim Jong-il, Uthman, Harald Fairhair, and Marcus Licinius Crassus. After her are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V of England, Clovis I, Louis XIII of France, and Kösem Sultan.

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Among people born in 1954, Angela Merkel ranks 1After her are Jackie Chan, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Alexander Lukashenko, John Travolta, Denzel Washington, Hugo Chávez, François Hollande, James Cameron, Sócrates, Emir Kusturica, and Shinzō Abe.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Angela Merkel ranks 39 out of 5,289Before her are Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Karl Dönitz (1891), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), and Adolf Eichmann (1906). After her are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Karl Benz (1844), Josef Mengele (1911), Hermann Göring (1893), Werner Heisenberg (1901), and Robert Koch (1843).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Angela Merkel ranks 5Before her are Otto von Bismarck (1815), Henry Kissinger (1923), Heinrich Himmler (1900), and Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859). After her are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Hermann Göring (1893), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Frederick the Great (1712).