Friedrich Ebert

1871 - 1925

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Friedrich Ebert (German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈeːbɐt] (listen); 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 squabbles over domestic issues among political parties during wartime in order to concentrate all forces in society on the successful conclusion of the war effort. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Ebert has received more than 1,166,091 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Friedrich Ebert is the 547th most popular politician (up from 620th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Germany (up from 181st 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 547 out of 15,710Before him are Aurelian, Mustafa III, Peter II of Russia, Gorm the Old, Alexander IV of Macedon, and Sneferu. After him are Lycurgus of Sparta, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Juliana of the Netherlands, Edward the Elder, Ivan III of Russia, and Zoë Porphyrogenita.

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Among people born in 1871, Friedrich Ebert ranks 4Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Marcel Proust, and Ernest Rutherford. After him are Alexander Scriabin, Karl Liebknecht, Paul Valéry, Guangxu Emperor, Pietro Badoglio, Heinrich Mann, Theodore Dreiser, and Baroness Mary Vetsera. Among people deceased in 1925, Friedrich Ebert ranks 5Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Rudolf Steiner, Erik Satie, and Gottlob Frege. After him are Alexandra of Denmark, Josef Breuer, William Jennings Bryan, Henri Fayol, Sergei Yesenin, Percy Fawcett, and Mikhail Frunze.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Ebert ranks 154 out of 5,289Before him are Ambrose (340), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), and Johann Christian Bach (1735). After him are Alois Alzheimer (1864), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), and Friedrich Wöhler (1800).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Friedrich Ebert ranks 39Before him are Agrippina the Younger (15), George II of Great Britain (1683), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Augustus II the Strong (1670), and Frederick William III of Prussia (1770). After him are Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Hans Frank (1900), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), and Conrad III of Germany (1093).