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 228,069 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Felix Kersten is the 3,898th most popular politician (up from 3,998th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 17th in 2019) 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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Over the past year Felix Kersten has had the most page views in the with 52,147 views, followed by English (34,233), and German (8,839). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (247.44%), Turkish (121.53%), and Finnish (47.25%)


Among politicians, Felix Kersten ranks 3,898 out of 19,576Before him are Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Óscar Carmona, Manfred Rommel, Stefan Uroš I, and Empress Kōken. After him are Giorgia Meloni, Gabriel Bethlen, Ala ad-Din Tekish, Andrea Gritti, Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, and Miguel López de Legazpi.

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Among people born in 1898, Felix Kersten ranks 52Before him are Héctor Scarone, Totò, Fritz Zwicky, Peggy Guggenheim, Julius Schreck, and Joseph Murphy. After him are Hanns Eisler, Henry Hathaway, Giuseppe Saragat, Josef Terboven, Carl Clauberg, and Günther Korten. Among people deceased in 1960, Felix Kersten ranks 27Before him are J. L. Austin, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Henri Guisan, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Clara Haskil, and Friedrich Adler. After him are Ernst von Dohnányi, Ethel Voynich, Mack Sennett, Hugo Alfvén, Ida Rubinstein, and Soghomon Tehlirian.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Felix Kersten ranks 15 out of 351Before him are Lennart Meri (1929), Paul Keres (1916), Louis Kahn (1901), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), and Alar Karis (1958). After him are Adolf von Harnack (1851), Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Kaja Kallas (1977), Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803), and Siim Kallas (1948).

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 Alar Karis (1958). After him are Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Kaja Kallas (1977), Siim Kallas (1948), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), and Neeme Järvi (1937).