Carl Friedrich Goerdeler

1884 - 1945

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Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (German: [kaʁl ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈɡœʁdəlɐ] ; 31 July 1884 – 2 February 1945) was a German conservative politician, monarchist, executive, economist, civil servant and opponent of the Nazi regime. He opposed some anti-Jewish policies while he held office and was opposed to the Holocaust. Had the 20 July plot to overthrow Hitler's dictatorship in 1944 succeeded, Goerdeler would have served as the Chancellor of the new government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Friedrich Goerdeler has received more than 670,881 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Carl Friedrich Goerdeler is the 2,845th most popular politician, the 168th most popular biography from Poland (down from 164th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Polish Politician.

C.F.G. is most famous for being an anti-Nazi German politician and resistance fighter who was executed by the Nazis in 1944.

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Among politicians, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler ranks 2,845 out of 19,576Before him are Qazi Muhammad, 3rd Dalai Lama, Nicola Amati, Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi, Joseph Babinski, and Felipe González. After him are Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Gerard de Ridefort, Vuk Branković, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Netjerkare Siptah, and Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick.

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Among people born in 1884, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler ranks 34Before him are Emil Jannings, Rajendra Prasad, Edward Sapir, Rudolf Bultmann, Leo Frank, and Max Beckmann. After him are Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Panait Istrati, Otto Rank, Étienne Gilson, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, and Petru Groza. Among people deceased in 1945, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler ranks 65Before him are Karl-Otto Koch, Georg Elser, Felix Salten, Boris Shaposhnikov, Kurt Knispel, and Arthur Nebe. After him are Juana Bormann, Heinrich Wölfflin, Odilo Globočnik, Maurice Halbwachs, Otto Neurath, and Edgar Cayce.

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Among people born in Poland, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler ranks 168 out of 1,694Before him are Georg Michaelis (1857), Robert Lewandowski (1988), Witold Lutosławski (1913), Bolesław Bierut (1892), Daniel Libeskind (1946), and Władysław Anders (1892). After him are Jan Potocki (1761), Andrzej Duda (1972), Günther Anders (1902), Isabella Jagiellon (1519), John I Albert (1459), and Albert Marth (1828).


Among politicians born in Poland, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler ranks 45Before him are Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), Maxim Litvinov (1876), William I of Württemberg (1781), Georg Michaelis (1857), Bolesław Bierut (1892), and Władysław Anders (1892). After him are Andrzej Duda (1972), Isabella Jagiellon (1519), John I Albert (1459), Casimir I the Restorer (1016), Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866), and Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770).