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 587,014 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Karl Brandt is the 58th most popular physician (down from 57th in 2019), the 555th most popular biography from France (down from 540th in 2019) and the 10th 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 58 out of 509Before him are Alexandre Yersin, Emil von Behring, James Parkinson, Allvar Gullstrand, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, and Robert Edwards. After him are Gerhard Domagk, Christiaan Eijkman, Francesco Redi, Robert Bellarmine, Albert Sabin, and Louis Auguste Blanqui.

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Among people born in 1904, Karl Brandt ranks 17Before him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Jean Gabin, Graham Greene, George Gamow, Pavel Cherenkov, and Alexei Kosygin. After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger, René Lacoste, Harry Martinson, John Hicks, Wendell Meredith Stanley, and Gregory Bateson. Among people deceased in 1948, Karl Brandt ranks 14Before him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Walther von Brauchitsch, Andrei Zhdanov, Folke Bernadotte, Osamu Dazai, and Johannes Blaskowitz. After him are Babe Ruth, Nikolai Berdyaev, Ruth Benedict, Kurt Schwitters, Witold Pilecki, and Maria Mandl.

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In France

Among people born in France, Karl Brandt ranks 555 out of 5,234Before him are Charles II of Navarre (1332), Boris Vian (1920), William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071), Suger (1080), Carloman I (751), and Alain Resnais (1922). After him are Luc Besson (1959), Maurice Jarre (1924), Paul Dukas (1865), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), and Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Karl Brandt ranks 10Before him are Claude Bernard (1813), Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Ambroise Paré (1510), Philippe Pinel (1745), and René Laennec (1781). After him are Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Jean Nicot (1530), Charles Nicolle (1866), Albert Calmette (1863), and Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771).