Hans Modrow

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Hans Modrow (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈmoːdʁo]; born 27 January 1928) is 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, attempting to delay German reunification. After the end of Communist rule and reunification of Germany, he was singled out by the new government and convicted of electoral fraud and perjury by the Dresden District Court in 1995, on the basis that he had been the SED official nominally in charge of the electoral process. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Modrow has received more than 176,475 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hans Modrow is the 3,972nd most popular politician (up from 4,817th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from Poland (up from 288th in 2019) and the 55th 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 3,972 out of 15,710Before him are Nikolai Ryzhkov, Louis, Count of Évreux, Otto Georg Thierack, Casimir I the Restorer, Gesalec, and Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton. After him are Sa'id of Egypt, François Louis, Prince of Conti, James I, Count of La Marche, Áed mac Cináeda, Lugalbanda, and Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia.

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Among people born in 1928, Hans Modrow ranks 78Before him are Robert Sheckley, James Garner, Lina Wertmüller, Vera Rubin, Fats Domino, and Zhu Rongji. After him are Giampiero Boniperti, Gene Sharp, Elias James Corey, Alan J. Pakula, Arman, and Osamu Shimomura.

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Among people born in Poland, Hans Modrow ranks 233 out of 1,231Before him are Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), Albert Barillé (1920), Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651), and Casimir I the Restorer (1016). After him are Otto Mueller (1874), Georg Forster (1754), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Henryk Szeryng (1918), Victor Klemperer (1881), and Agnieszka Holland (1948).


Among politicians born in Poland, Hans Modrow ranks 55Before him are Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), William I of Württemberg (1781), Bolesław Bierut (1892), Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1785), Mieszko II Lambert (990), and Casimir I the Restorer (1016). After him are Victor Klemperer (1881), Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866), Piast the Wheelwright (800), Bronisław Komorowski (1952), Bolesław II the Generous (1041), and Yisrael Kristal (1903).