Hermann Göring

1893 - 1946

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Hermann Wilhelm Göring (or Goering; German: [ˈɡøːʁɪŋ] (listen); 12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German political and military leader and a convicted war criminal. Göring was one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party, which ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945. A veteran World War I fighter pilot ace, he was a recipient of the Pour le Mérite ("The Blue Max"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Göring has received more than 8,330,928 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Hermann Göring is the 130th most popular politician (down from 115th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 38th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Politician.

Hermann Göring was a Nazi military commander and the second-highest ranking member of the Nazi Party. He was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg Trials and sentenced to death by hanging.

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Among politicians, Hermann Göring ranks 130 out of 15,710. Before him are Kösem Sultan, Vespasian, Cardinal Richelieu, Hatshepsut, Alfred the Great, and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. After him are Amenhotep III, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Mehmed III, Skanderbeg, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Deng Xiaoping.

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Among people born in 1893, Hermann Göring ranks 2Before him is Mao Zedong. After him are Joan Miró, Ip Man, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Walter Ulbricht, Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, and Draža Mihailović. Among people deceased in 1946, Hermann Göring ranks 2Before him is John Maynard Keynes. After him are Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, H. G. Wells, Alfred Jodl, Alfred Rosenberg, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Mikhail Kalinin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Göring ranks 43 out of 5,289. Before him are Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Adolf Eichmann (1906), Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Karl Benz (1844), and Josef Mengele (1911). After him are Werner Heisenberg (1901), Robert Koch (1843), Hannah Arendt (1906), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), and Joseph Goebbels (1897).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Hermann Göring ranks 7Before him are Otto von Bismarck (1815), Henry Kissinger (1923), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Angela Merkel (1954), and Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912). After him are Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), Frederick the Great (1712), and William the Silent (1533).