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Helmut Kohl

1930 - 2017

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Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt ˈkoːl] (listen); 3 April 1930 – 16 June 2017) was a German politician who served as 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmut Kohl has received more than 3,011,400 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Helmut Kohl is the 247th most popular politician (up from 356th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Germany (up from 108th in 2019) and the 16th 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 247 out of 15,577Before him are Enver Hoxha, Emperor Meiji, Georgy Zhukov, James VI and I, Şehzade Bayezid, and Woodrow Wilson. After him are Henry II of France, Philip V of Spain, António de Oliveira Salazar, Hu Jintao, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Charles XII of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1930, Helmut Kohl ranks 7Before him are Neil Armstrong, Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, and Warren Buffett. After him are George Soros, Pierre Bourdieu, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, and Hafez al-Assad. Among people deceased in 2017, Helmut Kohl ranks 2Before him is Charles Manson. After him are Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Zygmunt Bauman, Michael I of Romania, Gene Cernan, David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, and Raymond Kopa.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Helmut Kohl ranks 70 out of 6,142Before him are Martin Bormann (1900), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Erich Fromm (1900), Erich von Manstein (1887), Karl Lagerfeld (1933), and Heinrich Hertz (1857). After him are Albert, Prince Consort (1819), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Karl Jaspers (1883), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), and Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Helmut Kohl ranks 16Before him are Joseph Goebbels (1897), William I, German Emperor (1797), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Martin Bormann (1900), and Konrad Adenauer (1876). After him are Charles the Bald (823), William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Gerhard Schröder (1944), and Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050).