Isidor Straus

1845 - 1912

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Isidor Straus (February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912) was a Bavarian-born American businessman, politician and co-owner of Macy's department store with his brother Nathan. He also served for just over a year as a member of the United States House of Representatives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isidor Straus has received more than 2,615,643 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Isidor Straus is the 5,084th most popular politician (up from 6,208th in 2019), the 1,380th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,727th in 2019) and the 396th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Isidor Straus ranks 5,084 out of 19,576Before him are John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Neferure, Bezmiâlem Sultan, Bakir Izetbegović, Mas'ud I of Ghazni, and Henry I of Castile. After him are Nuri al-Said, Philip, Duke of Orléans, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Moza bint Nasser, and Markos Vafeiadis.

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Among people born in 1845, Isidor Straus ranks 28Before him are Franz Ehrle, Jacint Verdaguer, Laura Marx, José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Mary Ann Nichols, and Jan Baudouin de Courtenay. After him are Leopold Auer, Princess Sophie of Saxony, Tristan Corbière, Fernand Cormon, Infanta Antónia of Portugal, and Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover. Among people deceased in 1912, Isidor Straus ranks 31Before him are Osborne Reynolds, Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Bolesław Prus, John Jacob Astor IV, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, and Gerhard Armauer Hansen. After him are Henry Tingle Wilde, Georg Heym, Mykola Lysenko, Ion Luca Caragiale, Nicholas of Japan, and Princess Elisabeth of Saxony.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Isidor Straus ranks 1,380 out of 7,253Before him are William I, Elector of Hesse (1743), Theodor Escherich (1857), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Günter Guillaume (1927), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), and Otto Kumm (1909). After him are Fritz Bauer (1903), Albert III, Duke of Bavaria (1401), Waldemar Hoven (1903), Georg Stumme (1886), Philipp Bouhler (1899), and Diane Kruger (1976).

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