Franz Walter Stahlecker

1900 - 1942

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Franz Walter Stahlecker (10 October 1900 – 23 March 1942) was commander of the SS security forces (Sicherheitspolizei (SiPo) and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) for the Reichskommissariat Ostland in 1941–42. Stahlecker commanded Einsatzgruppe A, the most murderous of the four Einsatzgruppen (death squads during the Holocaust) active in German-occupied Eastern Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Walter Stahlecker has received more than 271,980 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Franz Walter Stahlecker is the 5,274th most popular politician (down from 4,686th in 2019), the 1,448th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,296th in 2019) and the 415th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Franz Walter Stahlecker ranks 5,274 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Min of Jin, Valerius Valens, Isabella of Valois, Laurent Fabius, Eleanor of Navarre, and Vasile Lupu. After him are Sahib I Giray, Moussa Traoré, Goh Chok Tong, Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Bettino Ricasoli, and Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax.

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Among people born in 1900, Franz Walter Stahlecker ranks 63Before him are Mária Telkes, Rudolf Diels, Helen Hayes, Filipp Golikov, Ignazio Silone, and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. After him are Robert Siodmak, Aaron Copland, Karin Boye, Helene Weigel, Katina Paxinou, and Agnes Moorehead. Among people deceased in 1942, Franz Walter Stahlecker ranks 52Before him are Adam Czerniaków, Georg Stumme, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Séraphine Louis, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal, and Felix Weingartner. After him are Joseph Franklin Rutherford, Thorvald Stauning, Ivan Bilibin, Germaine Dulac, Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria, and Flinders Petrie.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz Walter Stahlecker ranks 1,448 out of 7,253Before him are Erich Naumann (1905), Georg Baselitz (1938), Franz Ritter von Epp (1868), John George IV, Elector of Saxony (1668), Saint Afra (300), and Natalia Alexeievna (1755). After him are Marie of Hesse-Kassel (1767), Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1654), Hans Blumenberg (1920), John B. Goodenough (1922), Robert Prosinečki (1969), and John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1575).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Franz Walter Stahlecker ranks 415Before him are Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1751), Gondioc (450), Erich Naumann (1905), Franz Ritter von Epp (1868), John George IV, Elector of Saxony (1668), and Natalia Alexeievna (1755). After him are Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1654), Prince Charles of Prussia (1801), Arnold Gehlen (1904), Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1676), Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807), and Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden (1857).