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Erhard Heiden

1901 - 1933

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Erhard Heiden (23 February 1901 – 1933) was an early member of the Nazi Party and the third commander of the Schutzstaffel (SS), the paramilitary wing of the Sturmabteilung ("Storm Detachment; SA"). He was appointed head of the SS, an elite subsection of the SA in 1927. At that time the SS numbered fewer than a thousand men and Heiden found it difficult to cope under the much larger SA. Heiden was not a success in the post, and SS membership dropped significantly under his leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erhard Heiden has received more than 429,710 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Erhard Heiden is the 3,671st most popular politician, the 1,001st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,012th in 2019) and the 295th most popular German Politician.

Erhard Heiden was a German physicist who is most famous for inventing the electron microscope in 1931.

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Among politicians, Erhard Heiden ranks 3,671 out of 15,577Before him are Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, Bayinnaung, James Brooke, Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, and Al-Wathiq. After him are Labarna I, Gabriel Narutowicz, Charles, Duke of Berry, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Jahan Shah, and Garegin Nzhdeh.

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Among people born in 1901, Erhard Heiden ranks 59Before him are Charles Brenton Huggins, Alice Prin, Walter Hallstein, José Leandro Andrade, Paul Lazarsfeld, and Ludwig von Bertalanffy. After him are Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Luis Monti, Milada Horáková, Vasili Kuznetsov, Rudolf Slánský, and Tage Erlander. Among people deceased in 1933, Erhard Heiden ranks 19Before him are Nikolai Yudenich, Princess Thyra of Denmark, Oskar Potiorek, Stefan George, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, and Paul Ehrenfest. After him are Anatoly Lunacharsky, Albert Calmette, Knud Rasmussen, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, and Henry Royce.

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Among people born in Germany, Erhard Heiden ranks 1,001 out of 6,142Before him are Alfred Naujocks (1911), Hermann of Reichenau (1013), Emil Jellinek (1853), Max Liebermann (1847), Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (1658), and Georg Wittig (1897). After him are Günter Netzer (1944), Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp (1759), Wolfgang Overath (1943), Eugen Dühring (1833), Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826), and Klaus Nomi (1944).

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