Joseph Goebbels

1897 - 1945

Photo of Joseph Goebbels

Icon of person Joseph Goebbels

Paul Joseph Goebbels (pronounced [ˈpaʊ̯l ˈjoːzɛf ˈɡœbl̩s] (listen); 29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German Nazi politician who was the Gauleiter (district leader) of Berlin, chief propagandist for the Nazi Party, and then Reich Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945. He was one of Adolf Hitler's closest and most devoted acolytes, known for his skills in public speaking and his deeply virulent antisemitism, which was evident in his publicly voiced views. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Goebbels has received more than 11,828,329 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Joseph Goebbels is the 152nd most popular politician (down from 148th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Germany (down from 48th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Politician.

Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Nazi propagandist. He was one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and most devoted followers, and he was a leading member of the Nazi Party. As a member of Hitler's inner circle, he was a powerful figure in the Nazi regime.

Memorability Metrics

  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 83.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 92

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Joseph Goebbels by language


Among politicians, Joseph Goebbels ranks 152 out of 15,710Before him are Abdul Hamid II, Louis the Pious, Francis I of France, Augusto Pinochet, Murad I, and Caracalla. After him are Oliver Cromwell, Pol Pot, Henry III of France, Ho Chi Minh, Demosthenes, and Batu Khan.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1897, Joseph Goebbels ranks 1After him are Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Irène Joliot-Curie, Anthony Eden, Ivan Konev, Lucky Luciano, Wilhelm Reich, Paavo Nurmi, Ludwig Erhard, and Subhas Chandra Bose. Among people deceased in 1945, Joseph Goebbels ranks 6Before him are Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anne Frank, and Heinrich Himmler. After him are Eva Braun, Béla Bartók, Martin Bormann, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Anton Webern.

Others Born in 1897

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1945

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joseph Goebbels ranks 49 out of 5,289Before him are Hermann Göring (1893), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Robert Koch (1843), Hannah Arendt (1906), Bernhard Riemann (1826), and Marlene Dietrich (1901). After him are Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Erich Fromm (1900), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Georg Ohm (1789).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Joseph Goebbels ranks 8Before him are Henry Kissinger (1923), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), and Hermann Göring (1893). After him are Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), Frederick the Great (1712), William the Silent (1533), and Konrad Adenauer (1876).