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Johannes Rau

1931 - 2006

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Johannes Rau (German: [joˈhanəs ˈʁaʊ] (listen); 16 January 1931 – 27 January 2006) was a German politician (SPD). He was the president of Germany from 1 July 1999 until 30 June 2004 and the minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia from 20 September 1978 to 9 June 1998. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Rau has received more than 278,286 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Johannes Rau is the 2,314th most popular politician (down from 2,313th in 2019), the 626th most popular biography from Germany (up from 632nd in 2019) and the 170th most popular German Politician.

Johannes Rau was the president of Germany from 1999 to 2004. He is most famous for being the first president of Germany to come from the former East Germany.

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Among politicians, Johannes Rau ranks 2,314 out of 15,577Before him are Paul Doumer, Pescennius Niger, Louis the Blind, Seleucus II Callinicus, Amenemhat II, and Jacques Pierre Brissot. After him are Birger Jarl, Ahmose-Nefertari, Kamehameha I, Canute Lavard, Juraj Jánošík, and Juan Manuel Santos.

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Among people born in 1931, Johannes Rau ranks 36Before him are William Shatner, Rupert Murdoch, João Gilberto, D. B. Cooper, Aldo Rossi, and Syukuro Manabe. After him are Martinus J. G. Veltman, James Cronin, James Earl Jones, Ike Turner, Larry Hagman, and Caterina Valente. Among people deceased in 2006, Johannes Rau ranks 28Before him are Anna Politkovskaya, Paul Mauriat, Clay Regazzoni, Giacinto Facchetti, Choi Kyu-hah, and Robert Altman. After him are Steve Irwin, John Kenneth Galbraith, Markus Wolf, Lennart Meri, Alexander Litvinenko, and Jack Palance.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johannes Rau ranks 626 out of 6,142Before him are Adam of Bremen (null), August Horch (1868), Franz Stuck (1863), Curd Jürgens (1915), Fritz Perls (1893), and Erich Priebke (1913). After him are August Bebel (1840), Hans Morgenthau (1904), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978), Walther Rathenau (1867), and Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Johannes Rau ranks 170Before him are Jürgen Stroop (1895), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Roman Herzog (1934), Erich Koch (1896), William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), and Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727). After him are August Bebel (1840), Walther Rathenau (1867), Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Werner von Haeften (1908), Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837), and Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629).