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 1,856,131 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ernst Kaltenbrunner is the 549th most popular politician (down from 525th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Austria (down from 53rd in 2019) and the 20th 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 549 out of 15,710Before him are Peter II of Russia, Gorm the Old, Alexander IV of Macedon, Sneferu, Friedrich Ebert, and Lycurgus of Sparta. After him are Juliana of the Netherlands, Edward the Elder, Ivan III of Russia, Zoë Porphyrogenita, Bernie Sanders, and Irene of Athens.

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Among people born in 1903, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 7Before him are George Orwell, John von Neumann, Konrad Lorenz, Theodor W. Adorno, Aram Khachaturian, and Georges Simenon. After him are Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Vladimir Horowitz, Habib Bourguiba, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Andrey Kolmogorov. Among people deceased in 1946, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 8Before him are Hermann Göring, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, H. G. Wells, Alfred Jodl, and Alfred Rosenberg. After him are Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Mikhail Kalinin, John Logie Baird, and Wilhelm Frick.

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Among people born in Austria, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 57 out of 1,075Before him are Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Lise Meitner (1878), Otto Skorzeny (1908), Emil Cioran (1911), and Ludwig Boltzmann (1844). After him are Otto von Habsburg (1912), Martin Buber (1878), Anton Webern (1883), Christian Doppler (1803), Alois Hitler (1837), and Hedy Lamarr (1914).

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