Joachim Gauck

1940 - Today

Joachim Gauck

Joachim Wilhelm Gauck (German: [joˈʔaxiːm ɡaʊ̯k] (listen); born 24 January 1940) is a German politician and civil rights activist who served as President of Germany from 2012 to 2017. A former Lutheran pastor, he came to prominence as an anti-communist civil rights activist in East Germany.During the Peaceful Revolution in 1989, he was a co-founder of the New Forum opposition movement in East Germany, which contributed to the downfall of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) and later with two other movements formed the electoral list Alliance 90. In 1990 he was a member of the only freely elected East German People's Chamber in the Alliance 90/The Greens faction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Gauck has received more than 804,178 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,431st most popular politician.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Joachim Gauck ranks 1,425 out of 14,801Before him are Totila, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Stjepan Mesić, Senusret I, Abijah of Judah, and Amon of Judah. After him are Leo von Caprivi, Paul-Henri Spaak, Gudea, Conrad of Montferrat, Felix Yusupov, and Tabaré Vázquez.

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Among people born in 1940, Joachim Gauck ranks 31Before him are Martin Sheen, Brian De Palma, Giorgio Moroder, Abbas Kiarostami, Joseph Brodsky, and Terry Gilliam. After him are Tabaré Vázquez, Zodiac Killer, James Caan, George A. Romero, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Patrick Stewart.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joachim Gauck ranks 392 out of 3,763Before him are Felix Klein (1849), Karl Drais (1785), Otto of Bavaria (1848), Chlodio (393), Martin Behaim (1459), and Karl Schwarzschild (1873). After him are Leo von Caprivi (1831), Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926), Otto Frank (1889), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), and Hermann Staudinger (1881).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Joachim Gauck ranks 105Before him are Josef Kramer (1906), Louis the Child (893), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Carol I of Romania (1839), Otto of Bavaria (1848), and Chlodio (393). After him are Leo von Caprivi (1831), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Friedrich Fromm (1888), Theodor Heuss (1884), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), and Walter Schellenberg (1910).

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