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Georg Michaelis

1857 - 1936

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Georg Michaelis (8 September 1857 – 24 July 1936) was the chancellor of the German Empire for a few months in 1917. He was the first (and the only one of the German Empire) chancellor not of noble birth to hold the office. With an economic background in business, Michaelis' main achievement was to encourage the ruling classes to open peace talks with Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Michaelis has received more than 218,219 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Georg Michaelis is the 2,625th most popular politician (up from 2,668th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Poland (up from 153rd in 2019) and the 39th most popular Polish Politician.

Georg Michaelis is most famous for his work in the field of organic chemistry. He was one of the first chemists to understand the importance of the molecule's shape and how it impacts the molecule's reactivity.

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Among politicians, Georg Michaelis ranks 2,625 out of 15,577Before him are Petronilla of Aragon, Charles III of Navarre, Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, Gaston Doumergue, George V of Hanover, and Harald Greycloak. After him are Chaghri Beg, Moctezuma I, B. J. Habibie, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Mentuhotep III, and Emperor Go-Sai.

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Among people born in 1857, Georg Michaelis ranks 28Before him are Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Axel Munthe, Andrija Mohorovičić, Paul Doumer, Antoni Grabowski, and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl. After him are Joseph Babinski, Karl Pearson, Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, Aleksandr Lyapunov, Otto von Below, and Vladimir Bekhterev. Among people deceased in 1936, Georg Michaelis ranks 33Before him are Robert E. Howard, Andrija Mohorovičić, Elsa Einstein, Anne Sullivan, Charles Nicolle, and Julius Schreck. After him are Nikolai Ostrovsky, Moritz Schlick, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Karl Pearson, Antoine Meillet, and Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen.

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Among people born in Poland, Georg Michaelis ranks 151 out of 1,454Before him are Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Casimir Funk (1884), Daniel Libeskind (1946), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Johann Gustav Droysen (1808), and Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810). After him are Udo Lattek (1935), Christa Wolf (1929), Hanna Schygulla (1943), Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), Jerzy Kukuczka (1948), and Olga Tokarczuk (1962).


Among politicians born in Poland, Georg Michaelis ranks 39Before him are Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), Donald Tusk (1957), Isabella Jagiellon (1519), Maxim Litvinov (1876), Władysław Gomułka (1905), and Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810). After him are Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), Władysław Anders (1892), Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884), Bolesław Bierut (1892), Henry II the Pious (1196), and Bronisław Komorowski (1952).