Erich Honecker

1912 - 1994

Erich Honecker

Erich Ernst Paul Honecker (German: [ˈeːʁɪç ˈhɔnɛkɐ]; 25 August 1912 – 29 May 1994) was a German politician who was the General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). As party leader he worked closely with Moscow (which had a large army stationed in East Germany). He controlled the government of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) from 1971 until he was forced out in the weeks preceding the fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Honecker has received more than 1,349,500 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 361st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Erich Honecker ranks 358 out of 14,801Before him are John III Sobieski, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Emperor Meiji, Horemheb, Nerva, and Galerius. After him are Jacques Chirac, Miklós Horthy, Louis Bonaparte, Björn Ironside, Mahmud I, and Radovan Karadžić.

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Among people born in 1912, Erich Honecker ranks 8Before him are Alan Turing, Pope John Paul I, Eva Braun, Jackson Pollock, Milton Friedman, and Wernher von Braun. After him are Michelangelo Antonioni, Otto von Habsburg, John Cage, Alfredo Stroessner, Clara Petacci, and Raoul Wallenberg. Among people deceased in 1994, Erich Honecker ranks 7Before him are Kim Il-sung, Karl Popper, Richard Nixon, Charles Bukowski, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Linus Pauling. After him are Elias Canetti, Erik Erikson, Eugène Ionesco, Ayrton Senna, Andrei Chikatilo, and Antônio Carlos Jobim.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erich Honecker ranks 103 out of 3,763Before him are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Baron Munchausen (1720), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), and Heinrich Böll (1917). After him are Novalis (1772), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Pope Joan (null), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), and Carl Orff (1895).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Erich Honecker ranks 26Before him are Willy Brandt (1913), Peter III of Russia (1728), Helmut Kohl (1930), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), and Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845). After him are Charles the Fat (839), Henry the Fowler (876), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Franz von Papen (1879), Augustus II the Strong (1670), and George I of Great Britain (1660).

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