Helmut Kohl

1930 - 2017

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Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈkoːl] (listen); 3 April 1930 – 16 June 2017) was Chancellor of Germany from 1982 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). Born in 1930 in Ludwigshafen to a Catholic family, Kohl joined the CDU in 1946 at the age of 16. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmut Kohl has received more than 2,595,586 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Helmut Kohl is the 356th most popular politician (down from 290th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Germany (down from 90th in 2019) and the 22nd 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 356 out of 15,710Before him are Cambyses II, Vyacheslav Molotov, Caesarion, Theodosius II, Henry VI of England, and Erich Honecker. After him are Park Chung-hee, Philip III of Spain, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Horemheb, Dido, and Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1930, Helmut Kohl ranks 9Before him are Sean Connery, Warren Buffett, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, George Soros, and Pierre Bourdieu. After him are Steve McQueen, Hafez al-Assad, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, and Buzz Aldrin. Among people deceased in 2017, Helmut Kohl ranks 4Before him are Charles Manson, Roger Moore, and David Rockefeller. After him are Gene Cernan, Chuck Berry, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislav Petrov, Salvatore Riina, Michael I of Romania, Hugh Hefner, and Jeanne Moreau.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Helmut Kohl ranks 108 out of 5,289Before him are Walter Benjamin (1892), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Clara Schumann (1819), Albert, Prince Consort (1819), Carl Orff (1895), and Erich Honecker (1912). After him are Alfred Wegener (1880), Baron Munchausen (1720), Theodor Mommsen (1817), Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Peter III of Russia (1728), and Friedrich Fröbel (1782).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Helmut Kohl ranks 22Before him are Martin Bormann (1900), Clara Zetkin (1857), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), and Erich Honecker (1912). After him are Peter III of Russia (1728), Willy Brandt (1913), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Henry the Fowler (876), Charles the Fat (839), and Frederick III, German Emperor (1831).