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Axel Springer

1912 - 1985

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Axel Cäsar Springer (2 May 1912 – 22 September 1985) was a German publisher and founder of what is now Axel Springer SE, the largest media publishing firm in Europe. By the early 1960s his print titles dominated the West German daily press market. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axel Springer has received more than 305,478 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Axel Springer is the 200th most popular businessperson (down from 167th in 2019), the 1,837th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,682nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Axel Springer ranks 200 out of 601Before him are Henry J. Heinz, Andrew Grove, King C. Gillette, Joe Weider, David Icke, and Fredrik Idestam. After him are Max Manus, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Rinat Akhmetov, Chad Hurley, Charlie Munger, and Isaac Carasso.

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Among people born in 1912, Axel Springer ranks 99Before him are György Sárosi, Fritz Klingenberg, Kim Sung-gan, Melita Norwood, Petar Stambolić, and Samuel Fuller. After him are Khertek Anchimaa-Toka, Nereo Rocco, Fritz Fischer, Barbara Hutton, Gordon Gollob, and Fernando Belaúnde Terry. Among people deceased in 1985, Axel Springer ranks 60Before him are Michael Redgrave, Herbert Bayer, Wellington Koo, Birabongse Bhanudej, Ricky Nelson, and Karl-Adolf Hollidt. After him are Abe Lenstra, David Purley, Helmuth Plessner, Nicolas Frantz, Philly Joe Jones, and Eugene Ormandy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Axel Springer ranks 1,837 out of 6,142Before him are Georg Ratzinger (1924), Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758), Margaret Sambiria (1230), George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1605), Hermann Weingärtner (1864), and Ernest, Duke of Bavaria (1373). After him are Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1784), Ernst Gräfenberg (1881), Benno (1010), Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau (1837), Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1667), and Walter Buch (1883).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Axel Springer ranks 21Before him are Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Jawed Karim (1979), Melitta Bentz (1873), Karl Albrecht (1920), Dietmar Hopp (1940), and Karl Baedeker (1801). After him are Maurice de Hirsch (1831), Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854), Carl Laemmle (1867), Hans Wilsdorf (1881), Friedrich Bayer (1825), and John Jacob Astor (1763).