Herbert Backe

1896 - 1947

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Herbert Friedrich Wilhelm Backe (1 May 1896 – 6 April 1947) was a German politician and SS-Obergruppenführer during the Nazi era who served as State Secretary and Reichsminister in the Reich Ministry of Food and Agriculture. He was a doctrinaire racial ideologue, a long-time associate of Richard Walther Darré and a personal friend of Reinhard Heydrich. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert Backe has received more than 253,726 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Herbert Backe is the 3,067th most popular politician (up from 3,619th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Georgia (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Georgian Politician.

Herbert Backe is most famous for his role in the Hunger Plan, which was a plan to starve the Soviet Union of food and other resources.

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Among politicians, Herbert Backe ranks 3,067 out of 15,710Before him are Maria Pia of Savoy, Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Francesco Cossiga, Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, and Al-Mansur Qalawun. After him are Hilderic, Walter Sans Avoir, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Hjalmar Branting, and Henri, Prince of Condé.

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Among people born in 1896, Herbert Backe ranks 38Before him are Helen of Greece and Denmark, John Dos Passos, Wallace Carothers, Sandro Pertini, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Anastasio Somoza García. After him are Léon Theremin, Tina Modotti, Gottlob Berger, Eugenio Montale, Paulino Alcántara, and David Wechsler. Among people deceased in 1947, Herbert Backe ranks 40Before him are Manolete, Pierre Janet, Alexander Löhr, Stanley Baldwin, Bugsy Siegel, and Josephine Bakhita. After him are Huda Sha'arawi, Qazi Muhammad, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, Franz Böhme, Albert Marquet, and P. D. Ouspensky.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Herbert Backe ranks 21 out of 292Before him are Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sayat-Nova (1712), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Giya Kancheli (1935), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), and Sergei Witte (1849). After him are Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Robert Shavlakadze (1933), Victor Ambartsumian (1908), Nicholas Marr (1864), Nariman Narimanov (1870), and Vakhtang I of Iberia (440).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Herbert Backe ranks 11Before him are Tamar of Georgia (1166), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), and Sergei Witte (1849). After him are Rusudan of Georgia (1194), Nariman Narimanov (1870), Vakhtang I of Iberia (440), Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866), Murad Bey (1750), and Kato Svanidze (1885).