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John Rabe

1882 - 1950

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John Heinrich Detlef Rabe (23 November 1882 – 5 January 1950) was a German businessman and Nazi Party member best known for his efforts to stop war crimes during the Japanese Nanjing Massacre (also known as Nanking) and his work to protect and help Chinese civilians during the massacre that ensued. The Nanking Safety Zone, which he helped to establish, sheltered approximately 250,000 Chinese people from being killed. He officially represented Germany and acted as senior chief of the European-U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Rabe has received more than 1,238,838 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). John Rabe is the 3,079th most popular politician (up from 3,731st in 2019), the 832nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,028th in 2019) and the 243rd most popular German Politician.

John Rabe was a Nazi businessman who helped save the lives of more than 200,000 Chinese people during the Nanking Massacre.

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Among politicians, John Rabe ranks 3,079 out of 15,577Before him are Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Vajiravudh, Liutprand of Cremona, Frank B. Kellogg, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Mehmet Shehu. After him are Norman Angell, Abdul Hamid, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Nexhmije Hoxha, and Ahmed Sékou Touré.

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Among people born in 1882, John Rabe ranks 48Before him are René Coty, Moritz Schlick, Karol Szymanowski, Otto Neurath, Yanka Kupala, and Friedrich Dollmann. After him are B. Traven, Lluís Companys, Éamon de Valera, Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Aleksandra Ekster, and Johnny Torrio. Among people deceased in 1950, John Rabe ranks 27Before him are Sri Aurobindo, Norman Haworth, Emil Jannings, George Minot, Cesare Pavese, and Max Beckmann. After him are Kuniaki Koiso, Roman Shukhevych, Karl Seitz, Dinu Lipatti, Petre Dumitrescu, and Emmanuel Mounier.

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Among people born in Germany, John Rabe ranks 832 out of 6,142Before him are Joseph Wirth (1879), Max Delbrück (1906), Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), Theodor Fontane (1819), Therese Neumann (1898), and Fritz Haarmann (1879). After him are Clemens Brentano (1778), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (1660), Anna Seghers (1900), and Princess Louise of Prussia (1838).

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