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Hermann Gmeiner

1919 - 1986

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Hermann Gmeiner (23 June 1919 – 26 April 1986) was an Austrian philanthropist and the founder of SOS Children's Villages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Gmeiner has received more than 130,773 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Gmeiner is the 1,320th most popular religious figure (down from 1,133rd in 2019), the 463rd most popular biography from Austria (down from 397th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Austrian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Hermann Gmeiner ranks 1,320 out of 2,238Before him are Andrew Bobola, Anna Schäffer, Mamertus, Parshvanatha, Rafael Merry del Val, and Theodosius of Kiev. After him are Zakir Naik, Carpocrates, George Müller, Pelagio Galvani, Paisius Velichkovsky, and Nicetas of Remesiana.

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Among people born in 1919, Hermann Gmeiner ranks 86Before him are Christoph Probst, Rubén González, Joop den Uyl, P. F. Strawson, Ginette Neveu, and Margaret Burbidge. After him are Uta Hagen, Pierre Soulages, Janko Bobetko, José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, Mitja Ribičič, and Ferdinand Kübler. Among people deceased in 1986, Hermann Gmeiner ranks 88Before him are Emilio Fernández, Nicholas Kaldor, Cheikh Anta Diop, André Leroi-Gourhan, Jacques Henri Lartigue, and Jorge Alessandri. After him are Henri Toivonen, Mart Stam, Ding Ling, Michael J. Smith, Elsa Lanchester, and Princess Anne of Orléans.

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Among people born in Austria, Hermann Gmeiner ranks 463 out of 1,237Before him are Joseph Anton Koch (1768), Freddy Quinn (1931), Georg Alexander Pick (1859), Archduchess Magdalena of Austria (1532), Moritz von Schwind (1804), and Solomiya Krushelnytska (1872). After him are Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria (1827), Petar Brzica (1917), Ernst Krenek (1900), Toto Wolff (1972), Karl Schäfer (1909), and Henri Herz (1803).


Among religious figures born in Austria, Hermann Gmeiner ranks 12Before him are Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw (1590), Franz Jägerstätter (1907), Maria Schicklgruber (1795), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1649), Adam Rainer (1899), and Josyf Slipyj (1892). After him are Hieronymus von Colloredo (1732), Theodor Innitzer (1875), Theodore Romzha (1911), Franz König (1905), Hans Hermann Groër (1919), and Alfons Maria Stickler (1910).