Heinrich Hoffmann

1885 - 1957

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Heinrich Hoffmann (12 September 1885 – 16 December 1957) was Adolf Hitler's official photographer, and a Nazi politician and publisher, who was a member of Hitler's intimate circle. Hoffmann's photographs were a significant part of Hitler's propaganda campaign to present himself and the Nazi Party as a significant mass phenomenon. He received royalties from all uses of Hitler's image, which made him a millionaire over the course of Hitler's rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Hoffmann has received more than 47,451 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Heinrich Hoffmann is the 9th most popular photographer (up from 10th in 2019), the 700th most popular biography from Germany (up from 742nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Photographer.

Heinrich Hoffmann was a German physician and author who is most famous for his children's book, Struwwelpeter.

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Among photographers, Heinrich Hoffmann ranks 9 out of 148Before him are Helmut Newton, Alberto Korda, Robert Doisneau, Alexander Rodchenko, Eadweard Muybridge, and Dora Maar. After him are Vivian Maier, Elliott Erwitt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Gunter Sachs, Felice Beato, and Wilhelm von Gloeden.

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Among people born in 1885, Heinrich Hoffmann ranks 31Before him are D. H. Lawrence, Heinrich Brüning, Karl Radek, George Minot, Sabina Spielrein, and Alexander Löhr. After him are Sinclair Lewis, Hugo Boss, Hermann Weyl, Erich von Stroheim, Hugo Sperrle, and Luigi Russolo. Among people deceased in 1957, Heinrich Hoffmann ranks 30Before him are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Alfred Döblin, Curzio Malaparte, Jože Plečnik, František Kupka, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. After him are José Leandro Andrade, Erich von Stroheim, Alfonso de Portago, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and V. Gordon Childe.

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Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Hoffmann ranks 700 out of 7,253Before him are Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), Jost Gippert (1956), Johann Tetzel (1460), Georg Elser (1903), Peter Kürten (1883), and William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852). After him are Kurt Koffka (1886), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), Georg Büchner (1813), Louis Spohr (1784), and Max Wolf (1863).


Among photographers born in Germany, Heinrich Hoffmann ranks 2Before him are Helmut Newton (1920). After him are Gunter Sachs (1932), Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856), August Sander (1876), Guillermo Kahlo (1871), Andreas Gursky (1955), Astrid Kirchherr (1938), Erich Salomon (1886), Gisèle Freund (1908), Karl Blossfeldt (1865), and Lothar Wolleh (1930).