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Conrad Schumann

1942 - 1998

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Hans Konrad Schumann (often anglicized to Hans Conrad Schumann in English-language sources; 28 March 1942 – 20 June 1998) was an East German border guard who escaped to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Conrad Schumann has received more than 478,900 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Conrad Schumann is the 799th most popular religious figure (up from 803rd in 2019), the 985th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,044th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular German Religious Figure.

Conrad Schumann was a German soldier who was the first person to cross the Berlin Wall.

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Among religious figures, Conrad Schumann ranks 799 out of 2,238Before him are Apollinaris of Ravenna, Romano Guardini, Malik al-Ashtar, Jean Mabillon, Hélder Câmara, and Sen no Rikyū. After him are Antipope Gregory VIII, Eugenia of Rome, Fatimah bint Asad, Ebussuud Efendi, Gerard of Csanád, and Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros.

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Among people born in 1942, Conrad Schumann ranks 89Before him are Daniela Bianchi, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Sandro Mazzola, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Donna Leon, and Scott Wilson. After him are Giuseppe Bertello, Mike Markkula, Geneviève Bujold, António Lobo Antunes, Pál Schmitt, and John Cale. Among people deceased in 1998, Conrad Schumann ranks 29Before him are Falco, Bob Kane, George H. Hitchings, Galina Ulanova, Martha Gellhorn, and Alan Hodgkin. After him are Julien Green, Lúcio Costa, Alan J. Pakula, David McClelland, André Weil, and Otto Wichterle.

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Among people born in Germany, Conrad Schumann ranks 985 out of 6,142Before him are Felix Magath (1953), Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp (1636), Godigisel (359), Alfred von Waldersee (1832), Christian Thomasius (1655), and Berti Vogts (1946). After him are Henry II, Duke of Austria (1107), Ernst Zermelo (1871), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), and Theodor W. Hänsch (1941).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Conrad Schumann ranks 23Before him are Gertrude the Great (1256), Johann Tetzel (1460), Therese Neumann (1898), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), Bruno of Querfurt (970), and Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700). After him are Barbara Blomberg (1527), Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Severinus of Noricum (410), Gotthard of Hildesheim (960), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), and Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878).