Hans Modrow

1928 - 2023

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Hans Modrow (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈmoːdʁo]; 27 January 1928 – 10 February 2023) was a German politician best known as the last communist premier of East Germany. Taking office in the middle of the Peaceful Revolution, he was the de facto leader of the country for much of the winter of 1989 and 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Modrow has received more than 311,443 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Hans Modrow is the 3,829th most popular politician (up from 4,743rd in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from Poland (up from 271st in 2019) and the 61st most popular Polish Politician.

Hans Modrow was the last Prime Minister of East Germany. He was most famous for being the last prime minister of East Germany.

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Among politicians, Hans Modrow ranks 3,829 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Go-Nara, Baldwin II, Margrave of Flanders, Sviatoslav II of Kiev, Li Yuanhong, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, and Chen Shou. After him are Sancho Ramírez, Joscelin III, Count of Edessa, Tuman bay II, Barquq, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, and Emperor Yuan of Jin.

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Among people born in 1928, Hans Modrow ranks 66Before him are Jacques Rivette, Hardy Krüger, Giampiero Boniperti, Gene Sharp, Joe Jackson, and Musa al-Sadr. After him are Manfred Rommel, Osamu Shimomura, Erik Bruhn, Robert Badinter, Zhu Rongji, and Adam West. Among people deceased in 2023, Hans Modrow ranks 80Before him are Albert Azaryan, Charlie Munger, Amancio Amaro, Ivan Silayev, Leiji Matsumoto, and Boniface Alexandre. After him are Robert Lucas Jr., Marisa Pavan, Carla Bley, Gaston Glock, Milan Milutinović, and Henri Konan Bédié.

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Among people born in Poland, Hans Modrow ranks 224 out of 1,694Before him are Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Jerzy Kukuczka (1948), Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930), Johanna Schopenhauer (1766), and Emil Ludwig (1881). After him are Felix Hausdorff (1868), Samuel Reshevsky (1911), Władysław II the Exile (1105), Ernst Toller (1893), Aleksandra Ekster (1882), and Zbigniew Boniek (1956).


Among politicians born in Poland, Hans Modrow ranks 61Before him are Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), Henry II the Pious (1196), Przemysł II (1257), Yisrael Kristal (1903), Piast the Wheelwright (800), and Władysław I Herman (1043). After him are Władysław II the Exile (1105), Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954), Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676), Anna von Schweidnitz (1339), Franz Mehring (1846), and Konstanty Kalinowski (1838).