Franz von Papen

1879 - 1969

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Franz Joseph Hermann Michael Maria von Papen, Erbsälzer zu Werl und Neuwerk (German: [ˈfʁants fɔn ˈpaːpm̩] (listen); 29 October 1879 – 2 May 1969) was a German conservative politician, 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. Born into a wealthy family of Westphalian Catholic aristocrats, Papen served in the Prussian Army from 1898 onward and was trained as a German General Staff officer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz von Papen has received more than 2,047,106 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Franz von Papen is the 437th most popular politician (down from 432nd in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Germany (down from 127th in 2019) and the 29th 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 437 out of 15,710Before him are Arcadius, Baibars, Louis, Grand Dauphin, Ay, Otho, and Albert II of Belgium. After him are John II of France, Jiang Zemin, Mahmoud Abbas, Zenobia, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Guy of Lusignan.

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Among people born in 1879, Franz von Papen ranks 6Before him are Albert Einstein, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, and Kazimir Malevich. After him are Otto Hahn, Emperor Taishō, Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, and Alma Mahler. Among people deceased in 1969, Franz von Papen ranks 8Before him are Judy Garland, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Theodor W. Adorno, and Sharon Tate. After him are Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Kliment Voroshilov, Rocky Marciano, Liu Shaoqi, Jack Kerouac, and Otto Stern.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz von Papen ranks 131 out of 5,289Before him are Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Thomas Müntzer (1489), and Pope Joan (null). After him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Meister Eckhart (1260), George I of Great Britain (1660), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Rudolf Höss (1901), and Georg Simmel (1858).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Franz von Papen ranks 29Before him are Peter III of Russia (1728), Willy Brandt (1913), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Henry the Fowler (876), Charles the Fat (839), and Frederick III, German Emperor (1831). After him are George I of Great Britain (1660), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Rudolf Höss (1901), Agrippina the Younger (15), George II of Great Britain (1683), and Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973).