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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 2,058,106 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 52 in 2019). Ernst Kaltenbrunner is the 607th most popular politician (down from 549th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Austria (up from 57th in 2019) and the 19th 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 607 out of 15,577Before him are Philip the Good, Christian IX of Denmark, Yongzheng Emperor, Frederick IX of Denmark, Gorm the Old, and Taejo of Goryeo. After him are Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Peleus, Honorius, Heydar Aliyev, Charles I of Anjou, and Emperor Jimmu.

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Among people born in 1903, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 8Before him are John von Neumann, Aram Khachaturian, Theodor W. Adorno, Konrad Lorenz, Olav V of Norway, and Georges Simenon. After him are John Dillinger, Vladimir Horowitz, Mark Rothko, Kane Tanaka, Habib Bourguiba, and Fernandel. Among people deceased in 1946, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 10Before him are Wilhelm Keitel, H. G. Wells, Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, John Logie Baird, and Hans Frank. After him are Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Ion Antonescu, Mikhail Kalinin, Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, and Alexander Alekhine.

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Among people born in Austria, Ernst Kaltenbrunner ranks 56 out of 1,237Before him are Hedy Lamarr (1914), Otto Skorzeny (1908), Kurt Gödel (1906), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), and Ludwig Boltzmann (1844). After him are Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Peter Handke (1942), Christian Doppler (1803), Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), Maria Carolina of Austria (1752), and Anton Webern (1883).

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