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Gottlob Berger

1896 - 1975

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Gottlob Christian Berger (16 July 1896 – 5 January 1975) was a senior German Nazi official who held the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS (lieutenant general) and was the chief of the SS Main Office responsible for Schutzstaffel (SS) recruiting during World War II. At the post-war Nuremberg trials, the Waffen-SS – within which Berger was a senior officer – was declared to be a criminal organisation due to its major involvement in war crimes and crimes against humanity. Berger was convicted as a war criminal and spent six and a half years in prison. While serving in the German Army during World War I, he was wounded four times and awarded the Iron Cross First Class. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottlob Berger has received more than 644,935 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Gottlob Berger is the 3,328th most popular politician (down from 3,127th in 2019), the 893rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 863rd in 2019) and the 261st most popular German Politician.

Berger is most famous for his invention of the contact lens.

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Among politicians, Gottlob Berger ranks 3,328 out of 15,577Before him are Cleitus the Black, Mihnea cel Rău, William II of Holland, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Cordell Hull, and Henry II, Count of Champagne. After him are Aleksandar Ranković, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Otto I, Duke of Saxony, Yasuo Fukuda, Mykhailo Hrushevsky, and Daniel Cohn-Bendit.

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Among people born in 1896, Gottlob Berger ranks 42Before him are Herbert Backe, Sandro Pertini, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Nobusuke Kishi, Anastasio Somoza García, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. After him are David Wechsler, Léon Theremin, Tina Modotti, Robert S. Mulliken, Wallace Carothers, and André Masson. Among people deceased in 1975, Gottlob Berger ranks 31Before him are Antonín Novotný, Pavel Sukhoi, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Eisaku Satō, Paul Keres, and Erich Kempka. After him are Éamon de Valera, József Mindszenty, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Avery Brundage, Latife Uşşaki, and Theodosius Dobzhansky.

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Among people born in Germany, Gottlob Berger ranks 893 out of 6,142Before him are Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1505), Christoph Martin Wieland (1733), Bruno of Querfurt (970), Wied, Prince of Albania (1876), Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927), and Frei Otto (1925). After him are Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Günther Rall (1918), Gershom Scholem (1897), Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755), Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1671), and Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946).

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