Helmut Kohl

1930 - 2017

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Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈkoːl] ; 3 April 1930 – 16 June 2017) was a German politician who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1982 to 1990, Chancellor of Germany from 1990 to 1998 and Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998. Kohl's 16-year tenure is the longest of any German chancellor since Otto von Bismarck, and oversaw the end of the Cold War, the German reunification and the creation of the European Union (EU). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmut Kohl has received more than 3,432,856 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 105 in 2019). Helmut Kohl is the 307th most popular politician (down from 245th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Germany (down from 70th in 2019) and the 18th most popular German Politician.

Helmut Kohl was a German politician who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1982 to 1990 and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union from 1973 to 1998. He is best known for his reunification of Germany in 1990.

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Among politicians, Helmut Kohl ranks 307 out of 19,576Before him are Charles VI of France, Mahmud II, Slobodan Milošević, Chagatai Khan, Solon, and Ahmed II. After him are Alfred the Great, George VI, Beatrix of the Netherlands, Gerald Ford, Louis XII of France, and Croesus.

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Among people born in 1930, Helmut Kohl ranks 6Before him are Neil Armstrong, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Michael Collins, and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. After him are Warren Buffett, Pierre Bourdieu, George Soros, Jacques Derrida, Ray Charles, and Jean-Luc Godard. Among people deceased in 2017, Helmut Kohl ranks 2Before him is Charles Manson. After him are Michael I of Romania, Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Gene Cernan, Zygmunt Bauman, Salvatore Riina, Ali Abdullah Saleh, David Rockefeller, Jalal Talabani, and Raymond Kopa.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Helmut Kohl ranks 84 out of 7,253Before him are Martin Bormann (1900), Karl Jaspers (1883), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Charles Bukowski (1920), Arminius (-17), and Peter III of Russia (1728). After him are William Herschel (1738), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Heinz Guderian (1888), Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), and Carl von Clausewitz (1780).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Helmut Kohl ranks 18Before him are Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Charles the Bald (823), Martin Bormann (1900), and Peter III of Russia (1728). After him are Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Erich Honecker (1912), and William the Silent (1533).