Henry Kissinger

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Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is a German-born 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 12,922,364 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Henry Kissinger is the 54th most popular politician (up from 66th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Germany (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 2nd 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 54 out of 15,710Before him are Josip Broz Tito, Caligula, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Trajan, and Hammurabi. After him are Akhenaten, Saddam Hussein, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Mary, Queen of Scots, Nicholas II of Russia, and Diocletian.

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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, Charlton Heston, Wisława Szymborska, Rocky Marciano, Heydar Aliyev, Irma Grese, and Italo Calvino.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Henry Kissinger ranks 19 out of 5,289Before him are George Frideric Handel (1685), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Max Weber (1864), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), and Wilhelm Röntgen (1845). After him are Friedrich Engels (1820), Johannes Brahms (1833), Max Planck (1858), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), and Anne Frank (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Henry Kissinger ranks 2Before him are Otto von Bismarck (1815). After him are Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Hermann Göring (1893), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Frederick the Great (1712).