Ernst Thälmann

1886 - 1944

Ernst Thälmann

Ernst Johannes Fritz Thälmann (16 April 1886 – 18 August 1944) was a German communist politician, and leader of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) from 1925 to 1933. A committed Stalinist, Thälmann played a major role during the political instability of the Weimar Republic, especially in its final years, when the KPD explicitly sought to overthrow the liberal democracy of the republic. Under his leadership the KPD became intimately associated with the government of the Soviet Union and the policies of Joseph Stalin, and from 1928 the party was largely controlled and funded by Stalin's government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Thälmann has received more than 534,433 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,292nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ernst Thälmann ranks 1,286 out of 14,801Before him are Zog I of Albania, Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, Franklin Pierce, Muawiya II, Pyotr Stolypin, and Claudia Octavia. After him are George II of Greece, Sunjong of Korea, Francis II Rákóczi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Igor of Kiev.

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Among people born in 1886, Ernst Thälmann ranks 14Before him are Béla Kun, Manne Siegbahn, Marc Bloch, Sergey Kirov, Karl Barth, and Gerda Wegener. After him are Karl von Frisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, René Guénon, Gotthard Heinrici, Jan Masaryk, and Karl Polanyi. Among people deceased in 1944, Ernst Thälmann ranks 23Before him are Ludwig Beck, Charles Glover Barkla, Glenn Miller, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and Richard Sorge. After him are Galeazzo Ciano, Florence Foster Jenkins, Erwin von Witzleben, Chūichi Nagumo, Bertha Benz, and Friedrich Olbricht.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Thälmann ranks 348 out of 3,763Before him are Bruno of Cologne (1030), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Ananda Mahidol (1925), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Franz Bopp (1791), and Pyotr Stolypin (1862). After him are Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834), Joachim Peiper (1915), Pope Damasus II (1000), Gregor Strasser (1892), and Christopher of Bavaria (1416).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Ernst Thälmann ranks 96Before him are Baldur von Schirach (1907), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Ananda Mahidol (1925), and Pyotr Stolypin (1862). After him are Gregor Strasser (1892), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Josef Kramer (1906), Louis the Child (893), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), and Carol I of Romania (1839).

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