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Egon Krenz

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Egon Rudi Ernst Krenz (German pronunciation: [ˈeːgɔn ˈkʁɛnts]; born 19 March 1937) is a German former politician who was the last Communist leader of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) during the Revolutions 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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Egon Krenz has received more than 961,866 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Egon Krenz is the 1,470th most popular politician (up from 1,668th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Poland (up from 94th in 2019) and the 19th 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 1,470 out of 15,577Before him are Maria II of Portugal, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Christopher of Bavaria, Symon Petliura, Carol I of Romania, and Caroline Bonaparte. After him are Peter I of Portugal, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, Jehu, Ladislaus I of Hungary, and Tvrtko I of Bosnia.

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Among people born in 1937, Egon Krenz ranks 20Before him are Boris Spassky, Queen Paola of Belgium, Vanessa Redgrave, Martti Ahtisaari, Colin Powell, and Madeleine Albright. After him are Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ahmed Yassin, Warren Beatty, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and Robert Coleman Richardson.

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Among people born in Poland, Egon Krenz ranks 83 out of 1,454Before him are Pola Negri (1897), Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Horst Köhler (1943), Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), and Carl Menger (1840). After him are Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Johannes Hevelius (1611), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Anton Denikin (1872), Kurt Alder (1902), and Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512).


Among politicians born in Poland, Egon Krenz ranks 19Before him are Bolesław I the Brave (967), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Anna Jagiellon (1523), and Horst Köhler (1943). After him are Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Marie Walewska (1786), Kurt Daluege (1897), and Karl Hanke (1903).