Angela Merkel

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Angela Dorothea Merkel (German: [ˈaŋɡela doʁoˈteːa ˈmɛʁkl̩] (listen); née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German former politician and scientist who served as Chancellor of Germany from 2005 to 2021. A member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), she previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union from 2000 to 2018. Merkel was the first female chancellor of Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Angela Merkel has received more than 18,685,605 page views. Her biography is available in 159 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 148 in 2019). Angela Merkel is the 50th most popular politician (up from 118th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Germany (up from 39th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular 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 50 out of 15,577Before her are Maria Theresa, Ulysses S. Grant, Nero, Leon Trotsky, Peter the Great, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. After her are Saddam Hussein, Boris Yeltsin, Nebuchadnezzar II, Nikita Khrushchev, Marcus Aurelius, and Fidel Castro.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Angela Merkel ranks 20 out of 6,142Before her are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Richard Wagner (1813), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Albrecht Dürer (1471), and George Frideric Handel (1685). After her are Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Anne Frank (1929), Henry Kissinger (1923), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Friedrich Engels (1820), and Frederick the Great (1712).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Angela Merkel ranks 3Before her are Charlemagne (748) and Otto von Bismarck (1815). After her are Henry Kissinger (1923), Frederick the Great (1712), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Hermann Göring (1893), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Joseph Goebbels (1897), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904).