Henry Kissinger

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Henry Kissinger

Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. A Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1938, he became National Security Advisor in 1969 and U.S. Secretary of State in 1973. For his actions negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize under controversial circumstances, with two members of the committee resigning in protest.A practitioner of Realpolitik, Kissinger played a prominent role in United States foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Kissinger has received more than 10,128,570 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 67th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Henry Kissinger ranks 66 out of 14,801Before him are James K. Polk, Nicholas II of Russia, Trajan, Francisco Franco, Selim I, and Kim Il-sung. After him are Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, George Washington, Pontius Pilate, Mehmed the Conqueror, and Benjamin Franklin.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Henry Kissinger ranks 23 out of 3,763Before him are George Frideric Handel (1685), Max Weber (1864), Anne Frank (1929), Friedrich Engels (1820), Johannes Brahms (1833), and Karl Lagerfeld (1933). After him are Robert Schumann (1810), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Hermann Hesse (1877), and Thomas Mann (1875).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Henry Kissinger ranks 2Before him are Otto von Bismarck (1815). After him are Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Hermann Göring (1893), Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Konrad Adenauer (1876), and Frederick the Great (1712).

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