Guido Westerwelle

1961 - 2016

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Guido Westerwelle (German: [ˈɡiːdo ˈvɛstɐˌvɛlə]; 27 December 1961 – 18 March 2016) was a German politician who served as Foreign Minister in the second cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel and as Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2009 to 2011, being the first openly gay person to hold any of these positions. He was also the chairman of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP) from May 2001 until he stepped down in 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guido Westerwelle has received more than 453,679 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Guido Westerwelle is the 9,111th most popular politician (up from 9,507th in 2019), the 2,631st most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,384th in 2019) and the 761st most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Guido Westerwelle ranks 9,111 out of 15,710Before him are Akbar II, Saraha, Massimo D'Alema, Duke George of Oldenburg, Sekhemib-Perenmaat, and Natalia Poklonskaya. After him are El Hadj Umar Tall, Héctor José Cámpora, Eddie Fenech Adami, Appius Claudius Pulcher, Ashur-dan I, and Cristóbal Mendoza.

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Among people born in 1961, Guido Westerwelle ranks 84Before him are Andy Fletcher, Sergei Aleinikov, Tom Araya, Ralph Macchio, Jacky Cheung, and Bernard Werber. After him are Frans Timmermans, Melissa Etheridge, Christopher Atkins, Tony Rominger, Jonas Jonasson, and Christopher Meloni. Among people deceased in 2016, Guido Westerwelle ranks 176Before him are Zdravko Tolimir, Arnold Palmer, S. R. Nathan, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Nimr al-Nimr, and Lars Gustafsson. After him are Nate Thurmond, Fazil Iskander, Martin Gray, Miruts Yifter, Jacques Hamel, and Steven Hill.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Guido Westerwelle ranks 2,631 out of 5,289Before him are Jurij Brězan (1916), Adam Müller (1779), Thomas Fincke (1561), Willi Graf (1918), Kurt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1766), and Duke George of Oldenburg (1784). After him are John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach (1666), Martin Ohm (1792), Johann Krieger (1651), Elwin Bruno Christoffel (1829), Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen (1804), and Alfred Andersch (1914).

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