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Karl Brandt

1904 - 1948

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Karl Brandt (8 January 1904 – 2 June 1948) was a German physician and Schutzstaffel (SS) officer in Nazi Germany. Trained in surgery, Brandt joined the Nazi Party in 1932 and became Adolf Hitler's escort doctor in August 1934. A member of Hitler's inner circle at the Berghof, he was selected by Philipp Bouhler, the head of Hitler's Chancellery, to administer the Aktion T4 euthanasia program. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Brandt has received more than 757,899 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Karl Brandt is the 49th most popular physician (up from 58th in 2019), the 474th most popular biography from France (up from 554th in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Physician.

Karl Brandt was a German physician and Nazi SS officer. He is most famous for being the head of the Nazi euthanasia program, which was responsible for killing over 70,000 disabled people.

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Among physicians, Karl Brandt ranks 49 out of 502Before him are Otto Heinrich Warburg, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Franz Mesmer, Allvar Gullstrand, Christiaan Barnard, and Francesco Redi. After him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Hilary of Poitiers, Gerhard Domagk, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Philippe Pinel, and Hans Asperger.

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Among people born in 1904, Karl Brandt ranks 15Before him are B. F. Skinner, Jean Gabin, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Johnny Weissmuller, Graham Greene, and Alexei Kosygin. After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Joan Crawford, George Gamow, Ève Curie, Pavel Cherenkov, and René Lacoste. Among people deceased in 1948, Karl Brandt ranks 12Before him are Edvard Beneš, Franz Lehár, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Antonin Artaud, Andrei Zhdanov, and Walther von Brauchitsch. After him are Babe Ruth, Folke Bernadotte, Johannes Blaskowitz, Witold Pilecki, Ruth Benedict, and Nikolai Berdyaev.

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In France

Among people born in France, Karl Brandt ranks 474 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Messier (1730), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), and Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747). After him are Hugues de Payens (1074), Carlos Gardel (1890), Christine Lagarde (1956), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Aristide Briand (1862), and Alfred Kastler (1902).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Karl Brandt ranks 7Before him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Claude Bernard (1813), and Ambroise Paré (1510). After him are Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Philippe Pinel (1745), René Laennec (1781), Jean Nicot (1530), and Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805).