Ernst Kaltenbrunner

1903 - 1946

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Ernst Kaltenbrunner (4 October 1903 – 16 October 1946) was a high-ranking Austrian SS official during the Nazi era and a major perpetrator of the Holocaust. After the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in 1942, and a brief period under Heinrich Himmler, Kaltenbrunner was the third Chief of the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA), which included the offices of Gestapo, Kripo and SD, from January 1943 until the end of World War II in Europe. Kaltenbrunner joined the Nazi Party in 1930 and the SS in 1931, and by 1935 he was considered a leader of the Austrian SS. In 1938, he assisted in the Anschluss and was given command of the SS and police force in Austria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Kaltenbrunner has received more than 2,466,790 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Ernst Kaltenbrunner is the 632nd most popular politician (down from 602nd in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Austria (up from 56th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Austrian Politician.

Ernst Kaltenbrunner was the highest-ranking member of the SS to be convicted at the Nuremberg Trials. He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to death.

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Among politicians, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 632 out of 19,576Before him are Handan Sultan, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Thutmose I, James VI and I, James Madison, and Philip I of France. After him are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Franjo Tuđman, Hafez al-Assad, Henry I of France, Árpád, and Charles I of Anjou.

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Among people born in 1903, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 8Before him are Olav V of Norway, John von Neumann, Konrad Lorenz, Aram Khachaturian, Theodor W. Adorno, and Georges Simenon. After him are Mark Rothko, Habib Bourguiba, C. F. Powell, Fernandel, Yasujirō Ozu, and Marguerite Yourcenar. Among people deceased in 1946, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 8Before him are Hermann Göring, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, H. G. Wells, Alfred Rosenberg, and Alfred Jodl. After him are Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Mikhail Kalinin, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Alexander Alekhine.

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Among people born in Austria, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 53 out of 1,424Before him are Christian Doppler (1803), Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), Hedy Lamarr (1914), Otto von Habsburg (1912), Otto Skorzeny (1908), and Karl Landsteiner (1868). After him are Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), Anton Webern (1883), Oskar Kokoschka (1886), and Fritz Lang (1890).

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