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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 to 1910, 1913 to 1920 and 1940 to 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 90,040 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Erik Scavenius is the 9,385th most popular politician (down from 7,709th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 218th in 2019) and the 94th most popular Danish Politician.

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Among politicians, Erik Scavenius ranks 9,385 out of 15,577Before him are Sangoulé Lamizana, Lakshmi Sahgal, Missak Manouchian, Hu Hanmin, Edelmiro Julián Farrell, and Tufuga Efi. After him are Morteza Motahhari, Varazdat, Jean Patou, Khentkaus III, Nahum Sokolow, and Ashur-dan I.

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Among people born in 1877, Erik Scavenius ranks 77Before him are Alfredo Guzzoni, Renée Vivien, Sergei Bortkiewicz, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Béla Kiss, and Mordechai Gebirtig. After him are Hélène Dutrieu, Pascual Ortiz Rubio, Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow, Rosika Schwimmer, Franz Joseph Emil Fischer, and Georges Catroux. Among people deceased in 1962, Erik Scavenius ranks 83Before him are Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa, Candido Portinari, Karl Rapp, Max Fabiani, Juan Belmonte, and Milan Vidmar. After him are Diego Martínez Barrio, Francisco Bru, Indalecio Prieto, Pierre Benoit, Dhondo Keshav Karve, and Franz Kline.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Erik Scavenius ranks 250 out of 893Before him are Princess Dagmar of Denmark (1890), Jens Otto Krag (1914), Paul Gustav Fischer (1860), Georg Jensen (1866), Princess Thyra of Denmark (1880), and Rued Langgaard (1893). After him are Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann (1805), Frederick Christian I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1721), Søren Lerby (1958), Hedwig of Denmark (1581), Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1573), and Princess Louise of Denmark (1875).

Among POLITICIANS In Denmark

Among politicians born in Denmark, Erik Scavenius ranks 94Before him are Ditlev Gothard Monrad (1811), Harald Klak (null), Augusta of Denmark (1580), Holger Nielsen (1866), Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831), and Jens Otto Krag (1914). After him are Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1573), Erik Axelsson Tott (1419), Svein Knutsson (1016), Ernst Reuter (1889), Valdemar the Young (1209), and Ebbe Schwartz (1901).