Franz von Papen

1879 - 1969

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Franz Joseph Hermann Michael Maria von Papen, Erbsälzer zu Werl und Neuwerk (German: [ˈfʁants fɔn ˈpaːpn̩] ; 29 October 1879 – 2 May 1969) was a German national conservative, diplomat, Prussian nobleman and General Staff officer. He served as the chancellor of Germany in 1932, and then as the vice-chancellor under Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1934. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz von Papen has received more than 2,852,518 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Franz von Papen is the 543rd most popular politician (down from 535th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Germany (down from 146th in 2019) and the 41st most popular German Politician.

Franz von Papen was a German politician who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1932 to 1933. He was appointed by President Paul von Hindenburg in order to appease Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

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Among politicians, Franz von Papen ranks 543 out of 19,576Before him are Ertuğrul, Theodosius II, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Abd al-Rahman III, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, and Pertinax. After him are John II of France, Charles the Simple, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Abdulmejid II, Emperor Wu of Han, and Elena Ceaușescu.

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Among people born in 1879, Franz von Papen ranks 9Before him are Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, Max von Laue, and Otto Hahn. After him are Francis Picabia, Emiliano Zapata, Alma Mahler, Owen Willans Richardson, Symon Petliura, and Milutin Milanković. Among people deceased in 1969, Franz von Papen ranks 6Before him are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ho Chi Minh, Karl Jaspers, Theodor W. Adorno, and Walter Gropius. After him are Sharon Tate, Judy Garland, Rocky Marciano, Otto Stern, Kliment Voroshilov, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Among people born in Germany, Franz von Papen ranks 154 out of 7,253Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Levi Strauss (1829), Pope Joan (null), Eckhart Tolle (1948), and Agrippina the Younger (15). After him are Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Alfred Jodl (1890), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926).

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