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Clemens August Graf von Galen

1878 - 1946

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Clemens Augustinus Emmanuel Joseph Pius Anthonius Hubertus Marie Graf von Galen (16 March 1878 – 22 March 1946), better known as Clemens August Graf von Galen, was a German count, Bishop of Münster, and cardinal of the Catholic Church. During World War II, Galen led Catholic protests against Nazi euthanasia and denounced Gestapo lawlessness and the persecution of the Church in Nazi Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clemens August Graf von Galen has received more than 367,227 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Clemens August Graf von Galen is the 946th most popular religious figure (down from 795th in 2019), the 1,329th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,027th in 2019) and the 29th most popular German Religious Figure.

Clemens August Graf von Galen was a German Catholic bishop and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is most famous for opposing the Nazi regime and its euthanasia program.

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Among religious figures, Clemens August Graf von Galen ranks 946 out of 2,238Before him are Lars Levi Laestadius, Arnaud Amalric, Scipione Borghese, Khaemweset, John of Rila, and John of Matha. After him are Felicitas of Rome, 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As, Abu Hudhayfa ibn Utba, Melito of Sardis, Pietro Parolin, and Antipope Innocent III.

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Among people born in 1878, Clemens August Graf von Galen ranks 37Before him are Léon Werth, Marcel Grossmann, Jan Łukasiewicz, George Whipple, Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, and Georg Kaiser. After him are Mahmud Barzanji, Slavko Kvaternik, Yosano Akiko, Stepan Shaumian, James Oliver Curwood, and Angelica Balabanoff. Among people deceased in 1946, Clemens August Graf von Galen ranks 54Before him are Inayatullah Khan, Rüdiger von der Goltz, Gustav Noske, Per Albin Hansson, Willi Herold, and Marcel Petiot. After him are Anton Mussert, Hisaichi Terauchi, Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Henry Bergman, Carl Schuhmann, and James Jeans.

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Among people born in Germany, Clemens August Graf von Galen ranks 1,329 out of 6,142Before him are Otto Kumm (1909), John Polanyi (1929), Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal (1861), Hildegard Knef (1925), Tilman Riemenschneider (1460), and Oskar Morgenstern (1902). After him are Lucius Antonius Saturninus (20), Jawed Karim (1979), Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1828), and Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1654).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Clemens August Graf von Galen ranks 29Before him are Conrad Schumann (1942), Barbara Blomberg (1527), Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Severinus of Noricum (410), Gotthard of Hildesheim (960), and Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744). After him are Otto of Bamberg (1060), Mechtilde (1241), Johann Eck (1486), Walter Kasper (1933), Henry of Latvia (1187), and Rupert of Salzburg (650).