Franz Josef Strauss

1915 - 1988

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Franz Josef Strauss (German: Strauß [fʁants ˈjoːzɛf ˈʃtʁaʊs]; 6 September 1915 – 3 October 1988) was a German politician. He was the long-time chairman of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) from 1961 until 1988, member of the federal cabinet in different positions between 1953 and 1969 and minister-president of the state of Bavaria from 1978 until 1988. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Josef Strauss has received more than 335,565 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Franz Josef Strauss is the 3,918th most popular politician (down from 3,866th in 2019), the 1,080th most popular biography from Germany (down from 996th in 2019) and the 306th most popular German Politician.

Franz Josef Strauss was a German politician who served as Minister President of the state of Bavaria from 1958 to 1988. He was a leading figure in the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, a member of the European Parliament, and a long-time member of the Bundestag.

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Among politicians, Franz Josef Strauss ranks 3,918 out of 15,710Before him are Zagan Pasha, André de Montbard, Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Yamato Takeru, and Huang Chao. After him are Phraates V, Julia Livilla, Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, Empress Dowager Ci'an, Doquz Khatun, and Eutropius.

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Among people born in 1915, Franz Josef Strauss ranks 43Before him are Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Chung Ju-yung, W. Arthur Lewis, Clifford Shull, Mario Del Monaco, and Alan Watts. After him are Laurent Schwartz, Modibo Keïta, Rudolf Kirchschläger, Terence Young, Konstantin Simonov, and Mario Monicelli. Among people deceased in 1988, Franz Josef Strauss ranks 32Before him are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Tibor Sekelj, André Frédéric Cournand, Muzafer Sherif, Valerie Solanas, and Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. After him are Raj Kapoor, Henryk Szeryng, Hermann Graf, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Christina Onassis, and Farida of Egypt.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Josef Strauss ranks 1,080 out of 5,289Before him are Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1781), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Natalia Alexeievna (1755), Maria Sophia of Neuburg (1666), Beate Klarsfeld (1939), and Johann Philipp Reis (1834). After him are Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946), Robert Siodmak (1900), Georg Böhm (1661), Pierre Littbarski (1960), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), and Anselm Kiefer (1945).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Franz Josef Strauss ranks 306Before him are Margot Honecker (1927), Ulrich von Jungingen (1360), Ludwig Quidde (1858), Joseph Süß Oppenheimer (1698), Emil Jellinek (1853), and Natalia Alexeievna (1755). After him are Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946), Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Otto Rasch (1891), Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896), Otto Georg Thierack (1889), and Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887).