Karl Carstens

1914 - 1992

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Karl Carstens (German: [kaʁl ˈkaʁstn̩s] (listen), 14 December 1914 – 30 May 1992) was a German politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Carstens has received more than 210,687 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Karl Carstens is the 2,500th most popular politician (down from 2,411th in 2019), the 686th most popular biography from Germany (down from 94th in 2019) and the 183rd most popular German Politician.

Karl Carstens is most famous for his role as the President of West Germany from 1974 to 1979.

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Among politicians, Karl Carstens ranks 2,500 out of 15,710Before him are Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias, Amyntas IV of Macedon, Shalmaneser I, Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Childebert II, and Constantine III. After him are Gennady Yanayev, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Ptolemy Philadelphus, Franz Ziereis, Dagobert II, and Werner von Haeften.

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Among people born in 1914, Karl Carstens ranks 28Before him are Jonas Salk, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Willi Stoph, Joe DiMaggio, Desmond Llewelyn, and Philippe Ariès. After him are Gino Bartali, Etty Hillesum, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Robert Wise, and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1992, Karl Carstens ranks 24Before him are Ernst Happel, Li Xiannian, Aribert Heim, Félix Guattari, Peyo, and Samuel Reshevsky. After him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Satyajit Ray, Daniel Bovet, Algirdas Julien Greimas, H. L. A. Hart, and Kaysone Phomvihane.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Carstens ranks 686 out of 5,289Before him are Jakob Fugger (1459), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Elsa Einstein (1876), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929), Magda Schneider (1909), and Achim von Arnim (1781). After him are Hans von Aachen (1552), Franz Ziereis (1905), Werner von Haeften (1908), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), and Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1846).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Karl Carstens ranks 183Before him are George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585), Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (1801), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), and Elsa Einstein (1876). After him are Franz Ziereis (1905), Werner von Haeften (1908), Walter Scheel (1919), Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), and Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801).