Friedrich Ebert

1871 - 1925

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Friedrich Ebert (German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈeːbɐt] ; 4 February 1871 – 28 February 1925) was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the first president of Germany from 1919 until his death in office in 1925. Ebert was elected leader of the SPD on the death in 1913 of August Bebel. In 1914, shortly after he assumed leadership, the party became deeply divided over Ebert's support of war loans to finance the German war effort in World War I. A moderate social democrat, Ebert was in favour of the Burgfrieden, a political policy that sought to suppress discord over domestic issues among political parties in order to concentrate all forces in society on the conclusion of the war effort. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Ebert has received more than 1,764,528 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Friedrich Ebert is the 531st most popular politician (up from 568th in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Germany (up from 153rd in 2019) and the 39th most popular German Politician.

Friedrich Ebert was a German politician and the first President of Germany. He was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

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Among politicians, Friedrich Ebert ranks 531 out of 19,576Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia, Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor, Amin al-Husseini, Henry VI of England, Herbert Hoover, and Tahmasp I. After him are Emperor Jimmu, Umberto II of Italy, Philip V of France, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Agrippina the Younger, and Ertuğrul.

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Among people born in 1871, Friedrich Ebert ranks 4Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Rosa Luxemburg, and Marcel Proust. After him are Alexander Scriabin, Karl Liebknecht, Paul Valéry, Guangxu Emperor, Pietro Badoglio, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Grazia Deledda, and Albert Lebrun. Among people deceased in 1925, Friedrich Ebert ranks 4Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Rudolf Steiner, and Erik Satie. After him are Alexandra of Denmark, Gottlob Frege, William Jennings Bryan, Georgy Lvov, Sergei Yesenin, Henri Fayol, Josef Breuer, and Felix Klein.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Ebert ranks 149 out of 7,253Before him are Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Ernst Röhm (1887), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), and Frederick William I of Prussia (1688). After him are Levi Strauss (1829), Pope Joan (null), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Agrippina the Younger (15), Franz von Papen (1879), and Friedrich Hölderlin (1770).

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