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Joseph Goebbels

1897 - 1945

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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 14,268,805 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Joseph Goebbels is the 146th most popular politician (up from 152nd in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Germany (down from 49th in 2019) and the 10th 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.

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Among politicians, Joseph Goebbels ranks 146 out of 15,577Before him are Şehzade Mustafa, Augusto Pinochet, Hulagu Khan, Richard Nixon, Osman II, and Vespasian. After him are John Major, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Oliver Cromwell, Simón Bolívar, Cardinal Richelieu, and Lech Wałęsa.

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Among people born in 1897, Joseph Goebbels ranks 1After him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Anthony Eden, Subhas Chandra Bose, Ivan Konev, Lucky Luciano, Ludwig Erhard, Wilhelm Reich, and Paavo Nurmi. Among people deceased in 1945, Joseph Goebbels ranks 7Before him are Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anne Frank, Heinrich Himmler, and Eva Braun. After him are Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Magda Goebbels.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joseph Goebbels ranks 54 out of 6,142Before him are Bertolt Brecht (1898), Georg Ohm (1789), Thomas Mann (1875), Karl Benz (1844), Eva Braun (1912), and Werner Heisenberg (1901). After him are Hildegard of Bingen (1098), William I, German Emperor (1797), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Heinrich Heine (1797), and Jacques Offenbach (1819).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Joseph Goebbels ranks 10Before him are Henry Kissinger (1923), Frederick the Great (1712), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Hermann Göring (1893), and Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912). After him are William I, German Emperor (1797), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Martin Bormann (1900), Konrad Adenauer (1876), and Helmut Kohl (1930).