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 150,294 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Felix Kersten is the 3,851st most popular politician (up from 4,207th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 21st 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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Among politicians, Felix Kersten ranks 3,851 out of 15,710Before him are Kim Yong-il, Max Amann, John IV of Trebizond, Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria, Francis V, Duke of Modena, and Augustus, Elector of Saxony. After him are Giovanni il Popolano, Abu'l-Khayr Khan, Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Raymond of Poitiers, Margot Honecker, and Ulrich von Jungingen.

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Among people born in 1898, Felix Kersten ranks 54Before him are Héctor Scarone, Joris Ivens, Totò, Latife Uşşaki, Hanns Eisler, and Carl Clauberg. After him are August Hirt, Howard Florey, Salvatore Ferragamo, Henry Hathaway, Günther Korten, and Kurt Tank. Among people deceased in 1960, Felix Kersten ranks 29Before him are Walter Baade, Clara Haskil, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Beno Gutenberg, Friedrich Adler, and Eddie Cochran. After him are Hugo Alfvén, Victor Klemperer, Ana Pauker, Paul Abraham, Ida Rubinstein, and Salvatore Ferragamo.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Felix Kersten ranks 17 out of 276Before him are Paul Keres (1916), Arnold Rüütel (1928), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Adolf von Harnack (1851), and Jaan Kross (1920). After him are Paul von Rennenkampf (1854), Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770), Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Jakob von Uexküll (1864), and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803).

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 Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Neeme Järvi (1937), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Alexander Gorchakov (1798), Bernhard Schmidt (1879), and Andrus Ansip (1956).