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. After Hitler's death, he went over to the Soviet lines in Berlin to offer the surrender of the city to the Red Army on 1 May 1945. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Fritzsche has received more than 388,792 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Hans Fritzsche is the 1,320th most popular politician (up from 1,409th in 2019), the 372nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 50th in 2019) and the 98th 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 1,320 out of 15,710Before him are Sogdianus of Persia, Gaspard II de Coligny, Senusret III, Henri, Count of Chambord, Anastas Mikoyan, and Senusret I. After him are Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Ludwig III of Bavaria, Berke, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, La Malinche, and Libius Severus.

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Among people born in 1900, Hans Fritzsche ranks 22Before him are Margaret Mitchell, Jacques Prévert, Heinrich Müller, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Márai, and Thomas Wolfe. After him are Hans Adolf Krebs, Jan Oort, Giorgos Seferis, Kurt Weill, Eyvind Johnson, and Urho Kekkonen. Among people deceased in 1953, Hans Fritzsche ranks 15Before him are Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, Vladimir Tatlin, Francis Picabia, and Emmerich Kálmán. After him are Ivan Bunin, Eugene O'Neill, Raoul Dufy, Guccio Gucci, Erich Mendelsohn, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Fritzsche ranks 372 out of 5,289Before him are Martin Behaim (1459), Louis the Child (893), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Regiomontanus (1436), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), and Paul Hausser (1880). After him are Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Theodor Heuss (1884), and Hans Krebs (1898).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Hans Fritzsche ranks 98Before him are Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Henry the Lion (1129), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), and Louis the Child (893). After him are Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Theodor Heuss (1884), Gregor Strasser (1892), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Ernst Thälmann (1886), and Christopher of Bavaria (1416).