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Carl Lutz

1895 - 1975

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Carl Lutz (30 March 1895 – 12 February 1975) was a Swiss diplomat. He served as the Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest, Hungary, from 1942 until the end of World War II. He is credited with saving over 62,000 Jews during the Second World War in a very large rescue operation.Due to his actions, half of the Jewish population of Budapest survived and was not deported to Nazi extermination camps during the Holocaust. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Lutz has received more than 236,878 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Carl Lutz is the 9,882nd most popular politician (down from 9,283rd in 2019), the 268th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 261st in 2019) and the 36th most popular Swiss Politician.

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Among politicians, Carl Lutz ranks 9,882 out of 15,577Before him are Olympias II of Epirus, Lou Henry Hoover, Husni al-Za'im, Nicholas II Garai, Duchess Charlotte Felicitas of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Georges Catroux. After him are Robert Blum, Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Faure Gnassingbé, Bajram Curri, Alvise Pisani, and Theagenes of Megara.

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Among people born in 1895, Carl Lutz ranks 130Before him are Jacques Brugnon, Roza Eskenazi, Lucía Sánchez Saornil, Xu Beihong, Ngaio Marsh, and Trifko Grabež. After him are Rudolph Minkowski, William Tubman, Fulton J. Sheen, Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Alfred Neuland, and Susanne Langer. Among people deceased in 1975, Carl Lutz ranks 98Before him are Kazimierz Fajans, William Hartnell, Sven Rydell, G. M. B. Dobson, Tim Buckley, and Barbara Hepworth. After him are T-Bone Walker, Michał Sopoćko, Shigeyoshi Inoue, Virginio Rosetta, Gustav von Wangenheim, and Jacques Duclos.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Carl Lutz ranks 268 out of 876Before him are Louis Zutter (1865), Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier (1750), Claude Nicollier (1944), Bertha Wegmann (1847), Carl Jacob Burckhardt (1891), and Antonio Ciseri (1821). After him are Luuk de Jong (1990), Johann II Bernoulli (1710), Walther Ritz (1878), Didier Queloz (1966), Meyer Guggenheim (1828), and Johann Schneider-Ammann (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In Switzerland

Among politicians born in Switzerland, Carl Lutz ranks 36Before him are Pascal Couchepin (1942), Louis of Cyprus (1436), Matilda of Habsburg (1253), Flavio Cotti (1939), Hans-Rudolf Merz (1942), and Carl Jacob Burckhardt (1891). After him are Johann Schneider-Ammann (1952), Didier Burkhalter (1960), Christoph Blocher (1940), Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (1947), Doris Leuthard (1963), and Giuseppe Motta (1871).