Joachim Gauck

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Joachim Wilhelm Gauck (German: [joˈʔaxɪm ˈɡaʊk] (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 982,558 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Joachim Gauck is the 1,018th most popular politician (up from 1,424th in 2019), the 295th most popular biography from Germany (up from 392nd in 2019) and the 81st most popular German Politician.

Joachim Gauck is a former German politician and civil rights activist. He was president of Germany from 2012 to 2017. He is most famous for his work as a civil rights activist in East Germany during the Cold War.

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Among politicians, Joachim Gauck ranks 1,018 out of 15,710Before him are Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Nabonidus, B. R. Ambedkar, John I of Portugal, Hamid Karzai, and Yazdegerd III. After him are James Madison, Shaka, Sebastian of Portugal, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Cleopatra Selene II, and Édouard Daladier.

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Among people born in 1940, Joachim Gauck ranks 23Before him are Wangari Maathai, Pina Bausch, Gao Xingjian, Michel Temer, J. M. Coetzee, and Brian De Palma. After him are Martin Sheen, John Hurt, Zodiac Killer, Patrick Stewart, Peter Fonda, and James Caan.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joachim Gauck ranks 295 out of 5,289Before him are Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Emil Nolde (1867), Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Otto Dix (1891), and Martin Niemöller (1892). After him are Ludwig Beck (1880), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Paul Heyse (1830), Paul Hindemith (1895), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), and Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Joachim Gauck ranks 81Before him are Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), Anton Drexler (1884), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), and Alexander Van der Bellen (1944). After him are Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Frederick I of Sweden (1676), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Christian III of Denmark (1503), Fritz Sauckel (1894), and Valdemar I of Denmark (1131).