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Henry Kissinger

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Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger, May 27, 1923) is a German-born American diplomat, geopolitical consultant, and politician who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. For his actions negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize under controversial circumstances.Kissinger was a Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1938. Upon arriving to the United States, he excelled academically and graduated from Harvard College in 1950, where he studied under William Yandell Elliott. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Kissinger has received more than 16,711,844 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Henry Kissinger is the 63rd most popular politician (down from 54th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 19th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Politician.

Henry Kissinger is a German-born American diplomat who served as the Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon. He is most famous for his role in the Vietnam War, which he helped to end by negotiating the 1973 Paris Peace Accords.

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Among politicians, Henry Kissinger ranks 63 out of 15,577Before him are Ahmed I, Martin Van Buren, Josip Broz Tito, Benjamin Franklin, Mehmed the Conqueror, and Nicholas II of Russia. After him are John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Caligula, James K. Polk, Mary I of England, and Hillary Clinton.

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Among people born in 1923, Henry Kissinger ranks 1After him are Maria Callas, Lee Kuan Yew, Shimon Peres, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, Heydar Aliyev, Charlton Heston, Marcel Marceau, Irma Grese, and Rocky Marciano.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Henry Kissinger ranks 23 out of 6,142Before him are Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Albrecht Dürer (1471), George Frideric Handel (1685), Angela Merkel (1954), Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), and Anne Frank (1929). After him are Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Friedrich Engels (1820), Frederick the Great (1712), Johannes Brahms (1833), Heinrich Himmler (1900), and Max Planck (1858).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Henry Kissinger ranks 4Before him are Charlemagne (748), Otto von Bismarck (1815), and Angela Merkel (1954). After him are Frederick the Great (1712), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Hermann Göring (1893), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Joseph Goebbels (1897), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904).