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Felix Kersten

1898 - 1960

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Eduard Alexander Felix Kersten (30 September 1898 – 16 April 1960) was the personal physical therapist of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Kersten has received more than 222,449 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Felix Kersten is the 4,011th most popular politician (down from 3,844th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Estonia and the 7th most popular Estonian Politician.

Felix Kersten was a German doctor and masseur who was hired by Heinrich Himmler to treat his chronic pain and sciatica. Kersten became a confidant of Himmler and was able to use his position to save the lives of many people, including Jews.

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Among politicians, Felix Kersten ranks 4,011 out of 15,577Before him are Gaafar Nimeiry, Marquis of Haihun, Labashi-Marduk, Maria Kaczyńska, Red Cloud, and Yaroslav II of Vladimir. After him are Henri, Count of Paris, Wei Zifu, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, Sālote Tupou III, Robert Clive, and Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales.

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Among people born in 1898, Felix Kersten ranks 54Before him are Héctor Scarone, Totò, Josef Terboven, Latife Uşşaki, Hanns Eisler, and Stefania Turkewich. After him are Günther Korten, Lotte Lenya, Kurt Tank, Carl Clauberg, Howard Florey, and Arletty. Among people deceased in 1960, Felix Kersten ranks 26Before him are Ana Pauker, Ernst von Dohnányi, Héctor Castro, Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria, John D. Rockefeller Jr., and Walter Baade. After him are Ethel Voynich, Friedrich Adler, Ida Rubinstein, Henri Guisan, Hugo Alfvén, and Victor Klemperer.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Felix Kersten ranks 17 out of 310Before him are Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Paul Keres (1916), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), Paul von Rennenkampf (1854), and Jacob De la Gardie (1583). After him are Adolf von Harnack (1851), Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770), Alar Karis (1958), Jakob von Uexküll (1864), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), and Ernst Öpik (1893).

Among POLITICIANS In Estonia

Among politicians born in Estonia, Felix Kersten ranks 7Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), Alfred Rosenberg (1893), Konstantin Päts (1874), Lennart Meri (1929), Arnold Rüütel (1928), and Jacob De la Gardie (1583). After him are Alar Karis (1958), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Alexander Gorchakov (1798), Neeme Järvi (1937), and Siim Kallas (1948).