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Heinz Kessler

1920 - 2017

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Heinz Kessler or Heinz Keßler (26 January 1920 – 2 May 2017) was a German communist politician and military officer in East Germany. His career in the military started when he was conscripted into the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of Nazi Germany, in WWII. Due to his communist convictions, he deserted the Wehrmacht and fought for the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front. Upon his return to East Germany, he was given the rank of Armeegeneral in the National People's Army (Nationale Volksarmee). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinz Kessler has received more than 136,004 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Heinz Kessler is the 7,175th most popular politician (up from 7,287th in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from Poland (up from 443rd in 2019) and the 105th most popular Polish Politician.

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Among politicians, Heinz Kessler ranks 7,175 out of 15,577Before him are Henk Sneevliet, Gaius Lutatius Catulus, Milan Babić, Tai Kang, Antoinette de Bourbon, and Pierre Messmer. After him are Domitia Lepida the Younger, Denys Shmyhal, Infanta Benedita of Portugal, Emma Darwin, Leo Ryan, and Kim Kyu-sik.

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Among people born in 1920, Heinz Kessler ranks 121Before him are Martine Carol, Abe Lenstra, Ray Harryhausen, Don Taylor, Bruno Maderna, and Yang Kyoungjong. After him are Mohammed Dib, Guido Cantelli, Zhou Xuan, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Albert Memmi, and Michael Anderson. Among people deceased in 2017, Heinz Kessler ranks 115Before him are Brian Aldiss, Ángel Nieto, Miguel Ferrer, George Young, Lubomyr Husar, and Christine Kaufmann. After him are Félix Mourinho, Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Kate Millett, Robert Miles, and Jerry Fodor.

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Among people born in Poland, Heinz Kessler ranks 403 out of 1,454Before him are Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski (1734), Richard Pipes (1923), Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière (1886), Józef Cyrankiewicz (1911), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), and Stanisław Dziwisz (1939). After him are Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz (1893), Arthur Zimmermann (1864), George Adamski (1891), Avraham Stern (1907), Ryszard Siwiec (1909), and Wolf Messing (1899).


Among politicians born in Poland, Heinz Kessler ranks 105Before him are Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria (1457), Nikita Ivanovich Panin (1718), Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress of Brandenburg (1513), Pylyp Orlyk (1672), Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski (1734), and Józef Cyrankiewicz (1911). After him are Arthur Zimmermann (1864), Eduard Strasburger (1844), Barbara Jagiellon (1478), Duke Louis of Württemberg (1756), Mieszko I Tanglefoot (1132), and Zawisza Czarny (1379).