Egon Krenz

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Egon Rudi Ernst Krenz (German pronunciation: [ˈeːgɔn ˈkʁɛnts]; born 19 March 1937) is a former East German politician who was the last communist leader of East Germany during the final months of 1989. He succeeded Erich Honecker as the General Secretary of the ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), but was forced to resign only weeks later when the Berlin Wall fell.Throughout his career, Krenz held a number of prominent positions in the SED. He was Honecker's deputy from 1984 onward, until he succeeded him in 1989 amid protests against the regime. Krenz was unsuccessful in his attempt to retain the communist regime's grip on power, and was forced to resign some weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Egon Krenz has received more than 617,354 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Egon Krenz is the 1,670th most popular politician (up from 1,834th in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from Poland (up from 114th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Polish Politician.

Egon Krenz was the final leader of East Germany, and he is most famous for being the last leader of East Germany.

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Among politicians, Egon Krenz ranks 1,670 out of 15,710Before him are Anchises, Jean-Claude Juncker, Toghon Temür, Otto of Greece, Dzhokhar Dudayev, and Antonio López de Santa Anna. After him are Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator, Carlos I of Portugal, Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, Axel Oxenstierna, Pleistarchus, and Tarja Halonen.

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Among people born in 1937, Egon Krenz ranks 24Before him are Ahmed Yassin, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Warren Beatty, Bruce McLaren, Bobby Charlton, and Philip Glass. After him are Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bill Cosby, Alain Badiou, Madeleine Albright, Claude Lelouch, and Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Egon Krenz ranks 94 out of 1,231Before him are Gerhard Domagk (1895), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Marie Walewska (1786), Johannes Hevelius (1611), Horst Köhler (1943), and Kurt Daluege (1897). After him are Albert Sabin (1906), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Dziga Vertov (1896), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), and Ulrich Beck (1944).


Among politicians born in Poland, Egon Krenz ranks 20Before him are John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Marie Walewska (1786), Horst Köhler (1943), and Kurt Daluege (1897). After him are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), Karl Hanke (1903), and Géza I of Hungary (1040).