Hans Frank

1900 - 1946

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Hans Michael Frank (23 May 1900 – 16 October 1946) was a German politician, war criminal and lawyer who served as head of the General Government in German-occupied Poland during the Second World War. Frank was an early member of the German Workers' Party (DAP), the precursor of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). He took part in the failed Beer Hall Putsch, and later became Adolf Hitler's personal legal adviser as well as the lawyer of the NSDAP. In June 1933, he was named as a Reichsleiter (Reich Leader) of the party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Frank has received more than 2,208,380 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Frank is the 685th most popular politician (down from 590th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Germany (down from 160th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular German Politician.

Hans Frank was a German lawyer who served as Adolf Hitler's personal legal advisor. He was the Governor-General of Nazi-occupied Poland from 1939 to 1945. He was sentenced to death by the Nuremberg Tribunal and hanged in October 1946.

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Among politicians, Hans Frank ranks 685 out of 19,576Before him are Louis the Stammerer, Baudouin of Belgium, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Ivan III of Russia, Christian I of Denmark, and Giorgio Napolitano. After him are Anthony Eden, Baldwin I of Jerusalem, Mahathir Mohamad, Josep Borrell, Alexandra of Denmark, and Stanisław Leszczyński.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans Frank ranks 10Before him are Erich Fromm, Martin Bormann, Luis Buñuel, Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. After him are Heinrich Müller, Adolf Dassler, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Vasily Chuikov, Margaret Mitchell, and Spencer Tracy. Among people deceased in 1946, Hans Frank ranks 9Before him are Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, H. G. Wells, Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner. After him are Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Mikhail Kalinin, Gerhart Hauptmann, Alexander Alekhine, and Gertrude Stein.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Frank ranks 185 out of 7,253Before him are Walter Model (1891), Rudolf Höss (1901), Erich Raeder (1876), Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), and Christian I of Denmark (1426). After him are Baron d'Holbach (1723), Emmy Noether (1882), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Anne of Cleves (1515), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), and Emil Fischer (1852).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Hans Frank ranks 52Before him are Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), Olaf Scholz (1958), Rudolf Höss (1901), Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), and Christian I of Denmark (1426). After him are Augustus III of Poland (1696), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Conrad III of Germany (1093), and Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086).