Erik Scavenius

1877 - 1962

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Erik Julius Christian Scavenius (Danish pronunciation: [skæˈve̝ˀnius]; 13 July 1877 – 29 November 1962) was the Danish foreign minister from 1909–1910, 1913–1920 and 1940–1943, and prime minister from 1942 to 1943, during the occupation of Denmark until the Danish elected government ceased to function. He was the foreign minister during some of the most important periods of Denmark's modern history, including the First World War, the plebiscites over the return of northern Schleswig to Denmark, and the German occupation. Scavenius was a member of the Landsting (the upper house of the Danish parliament before 1953) from 1918 to 1920 and from 1925 to 1927 representing the Social Liberal Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erik Scavenius has received more than 70,159 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Erik Scavenius is the 7,716th most popular politician (up from 9,209th in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 256th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular Danish Politician.

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Among politicians, Erik Scavenius ranks 7,716 out of 15,710Before him are Rajaram I, Kamehameha III, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach, Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne, and Manuel III of Trebizond. After him are Dhyan Chand, Fuad Chehab, Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Xu Shichang, Souvanna Phouma, and Spurius Cassius Viscellinus.

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Among people born in 1877, Erik Scavenius ranks 58Before him are Wilhelm Adam, Edmond Locard, Chaim Rumkowski, Oscar Milosz, Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, and Henri Breuil. After him are Vladimir Minorsky, Petar Kočić, Hélène Dutrieu, Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Béla Kiss, and Sigfrid Karg-Elert. Among people deceased in 1962, Erik Scavenius ranks 69Before him are Richard Aldington, Albert Sarraut, Michel de Ghelderode, Milan Vidmar, Wilhelm Ohnesorge, and Prince René of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Princess Helena Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Juan Belmonte, Hans von Salmuth, Candido Portinari, Louis Massignon, and Enrico Mattei.

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Among people born in Denmark, Erik Scavenius ranks 218 out of 783Before him are King Diamond (1956), Hans Wegner (1914), Susanne Bier (1960), Princess Thyra of Denmark (1880), Max Heindel (1865), and Inger Christensen (1935). After him are Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel (1820), Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737), Christen Købke (1810), Christian Bohr (1855), Jeppe Aakjær (1866), and Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann (1805).

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