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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] (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 2,325,099 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Franz von Papen is the 540th most popular politician (down from 437th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Germany (down from 131st in 2019) and the 38th 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 540 out of 15,577Before him are Alexander IV of Macedon, Sonia Gandhi, Sergio Mattarella, Anthony Eden, Theodosius II, and Rehoboam. After him are Ahmose I, Emperor Wu of Han, Gideon, Philip III of France, Nizam al-Mulk, and Abdülaziz.

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Among people born in 1879, Franz von Papen ranks 7Before him are Albert Einstein, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, and Emperor Taishō. After him are Otto Hahn, Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, Alma Mahler, and Symon Petliura. Among people deceased in 1969, Franz von Papen ranks 8Before him are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Theodor W. Adorno, Sharon Tate, and Judy Garland. After him are Kliment Voroshilov, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Liu Shaoqi, Brian Jones, Rocky Marciano, and Otto Stern.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Franz von Papen ranks 146 out of 6,142Before him are Anne of Cleves (1515), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), Meister Eckhart (1260), and Johann Christian Bach (1735). After him are Walter Model (1891), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Alois Alzheimer (1864), and Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Franz von Papen ranks 38Before him are Rudolf Höss (1901), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Agrippina the Younger (15), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), and Charles the Fat (839). After him are Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Hans Frank (1900), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), and Christian IX of Denmark (1818).