Hans Fritzsche

1900 - 1953

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August Franz Anton Hans Fritzsche (21 April 1900 – 27 September 1953) was the Ministerialdirektor at the Propagandaministerium (Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda) of Nazi Germany. He was the preeminent German broadcaster of his time, as part of efforts to present a more popular and entertaining side of the Nazi regime, and his voice was recognised by the majority of Germans. Fritzsche was present in the Berlin Führerbunker during the last days of Adolf Hitler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Fritzsche has received more than 525,048 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Hans Fritzsche is the 1,604th most popular politician (down from 1,527th in 2019), the 439th most popular biography from Germany (down from 424th in 2019) and the 119th most popular German Politician.

Hans Fritzsche was a Nazi propagandist who was most famous for his radio broadcasts.

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Among politicians, Hans Fritzsche ranks 1,604 out of 19,576Before him are Lazar Kaganovich, Baasha of Israel, Mentuhotep II, David Duke, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, and William II, Prince of Orange. After him are Paul Biya, Albert II, Duke of Austria, Constantius III, Louis the Child, Hostilian, and Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans Fritzsche ranks 23Before him are Dennis Gabor, Sándor Márai, Jacques Prévert, Charles Francis Richter, Urho Kekkonen, and Eyvind Johnson. After him are Giorgos Seferis, Hans Adolf Krebs, Richard Kuhn, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Kurt Weill, and Jan Oort. Among people deceased in 1953, Hans Fritzsche ranks 15Before him are Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, Mary of Teck, and Emmerich Kálmán. After him are Eugene O'Neill, Vladimir Tatlin, Ivan Bunin, Raoul Dufy, Erich Mendelsohn, and Richard Walther Darré.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Fritzsche ranks 439 out of 7,253Before him are Elsa Einstein (1876), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Klaus Meine (1948), Felix Klein (1849), and Hans Krebs (1898). After him are Walther Bothe (1891), Louis the Child (893), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Gregor Strasser (1892), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), and Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Hans Fritzsche ranks 119Before him are Otto of Bavaria (1848), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Carol I of Romania (1839), and Elsa Einstein (1876). After him are Louis the Child (893), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Gregor Strasser (1892), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Hedwig of Silesia (1174), and Victoria of Baden (1862).