Erich Koch

1896 - 1986

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Erich Koch (19 June 1896 – 12 November 1986) was a Gauleiter of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in East Prussia from 1 October 1928 until 1945. Between 1941 and 1945 he was Chief of Civil Administration (Chef der Zivilverwaltung) of Bezirk Bialystok. During this period, he was also the Reichskommissar in Reichskommissariat Ukraine from September 1941 until August 1944 and in Reichskommissariat Ostland from September 1944. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Koch has received more than 550,200 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Erich Koch is the 2,367th most popular politician (down from 2,223rd in 2019), the 643rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 612th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular German Politician.

Erich Koch was the Nazi Gauleiter of East Prussia and Reichskommissar of Ukraine. He was infamous for his brutal policies against Poles and Jews.

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Over the past year Erich Koch has had the most page views in the with 78,569 views, followed by Russian (57,894), and German (46,388). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (323.99%), Indonesian (44.60%), and Korean (28.92%)


Among politicians, Erich Koch ranks 2,367 out of 19,576Before him are Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, Vajiravudh, Emperor Shenzong of Song, Omri, John IV Laskaris, and Tiberius III. After him are Donald Rumsfeld, Antanas Smetona, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Berengar II of Italy, Sviatopolk I of Kiev, and Albrecht von Roon.

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Among people born in 1896, Erich Koch ranks 31Before him are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Buenaventura Durruti, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Italo Balbo, Ernst Udet, and Anna Anderson. After him are Célestin Freinet, Howard Hawks, John Dos Passos, A. J. Cronin, Helen of Greece and Denmark, and Sandro Pertini. Among people deceased in 1986, Erich Koch ranks 25Before him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cary Grant, Albert Szent-Györgyi, James Rainwater, and Fritz Albert Lipmann. After him are Samora Machel, Alva Myrdal, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Stanley Rous, Leonid Kantorovich, and Georges Dumézil.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erich Koch ranks 643 out of 7,253Before him are Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), Michael Thonet (1796), Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779), Erich Hoepner (1886), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), and Erich Mielke (1907). After him are Manfred Gerlach (1928), Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), John of Saxony (1801), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), and Herbert Kroemer (1928).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Erich Koch ranks 173Before him are Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), Heinrich Lübke (1894), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), and Erich Mielke (1907). After him are Manfred Gerlach (1928), Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910), John of Saxony (1801), Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (1797), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), and Karl Carstens (1914).