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Hjalmar Schacht

1877 - 1970

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Hjalmar Schacht (born Horace Greeley Hjalmar Schacht; 22 January 1877 – 3 June 1970, German pronunciation: [ˈjalmaʁ ˈʃaxt]) was a German economist, banker, centre-right politician, and co-founder of the German Democratic Party. He served as the Currency Commissioner and President of the Reichsbank under the Weimar Republic. He was a fierce critic of his country's post-World War I reparations obligations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hjalmar Schacht has received more than 1,528,940 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Hjalmar Schacht is the 13th most popular economist, the 22nd most popular biography from Denmark (up from 25th in 2019) and the most popular Danish Economist.

Hjalmar Schacht was a German economist and banker who is most famous for being the president of the Reichsbank under the Nazi regime.

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Among economists, Hjalmar Schacht ranks 13 out of 315Before him are Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, François Quesnay, and Alfred Marshall. After him are Frédéric Passy, Philip Kotler, Ludwig von Mises, Mario Draghi, Jean-Baptiste Say, and Paul Samuelson.

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Among people born in 1877, Hjalmar Schacht ranks 3Before him are Hermann Hesse and Isadora Duncan. After him are Felix Dzerzhinsky, Wilhelm Frick, Frederick Soddy, Francis William Aston, Joan Gamper, Charles Glover Barkla, Muhammad Iqbal, Louis Renault, and Edgar Cayce. Among people deceased in 1970, Hjalmar Schacht ranks 11Before him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Erich Maria Remarque, Yukio Mishima, and Sukarno. After him are Max Born, Nelly Sachs, Édouard Daladier, Alexander Kerensky, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and Mark Rothko.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Hjalmar Schacht ranks 22 out of 893Before him are Margaret I of Denmark (1353), Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Gorm the Old (900), George I of Greece (1845), Sweyn Forkbeard (960), and Christian II of Denmark (1481). After him are Alexandra of Denmark (1844), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Christian X of Denmark (1870), Christian IV of Denmark (1577), Frederick VI of Denmark (1768), and Maria Feodorovna (1847).

Among ECONOMISTS In Denmark

Among economists born in Denmark, Hjalmar Schacht ranks 1After him are Ester Boserup (1910) and Bjørn Lomborg (1965).