Karl Hanke

1903 - 1945

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Karl August Hanke (24 August 1903 – 8 June 1945) was an official of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) during its rule over Germany who served as the fifth and final Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS). He also served as Gauleiter of Gau Lower Silesia from 1941 to 1945 and as Oberpräsident of the Prussian Province of Lower Silesia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Hanke has received more than 1,328,050 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Karl Hanke is the 2,055th most popular politician (down from 1,871st in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Poland (down from 105th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Polish Politician.

Karl Hahn was a German mathematician who was most famous for proving that there is no general algorithm for determining whether a given Diophantine equation has an integer solution.

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Among politicians, Karl Hanke ranks 2,055 out of 19,576Before him are Carloman, Myeongjong of Joseon, Johannes Rau, Alexander Helios, Mário Soares, and Himiko. After him are Šuppiluliuma I, Zalman Shazar, Alexandre Millerand, Martin of Aragon, Al-Aziz Uthman, and Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat.

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Among people born in 1903, Karl Hanke ranks 30Before him are Hugo Theorell, Hans Jonas, Nikolai Podgorny, Igor Kurchatov, Jiro Horikoshi, and Fahri Korutürk. After him are Raymond Queneau, George Beadle, John Dillinger, Irène Némirovsky, Tunku Abdul Rahman, and Matthias Sindelar. Among people deceased in 1945, Karl Hanke ranks 52Before him are Josef Kramer, Hans Geiger, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Robert Ritter von Greim, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Theodore Dreiser. After him are Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Robert H. Goddard, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Fumimaro Konoe, and Pavlo Skoropadskyi.

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Among people born in Poland, Karl Hanke ranks 121 out of 1,694Before him are Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Helena Rubinstein (1872), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Władysław Sikorski (1881), and Saint Casimir (1458). After him are Kurt Daluege (1897), Albert Sabin (1906), Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755).


Among politicians born in Poland, Karl Hanke ranks 28Before him are Egon Krenz (1937), Horst Köhler (1943), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Mieszko I of Poland (940), Alexander Jagiellon (1461), and Jarosław Kaczyński (1949). After him are Kurt Daluege (1897), Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810), Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), Géza I of Hungary (1040), and Władysław Gomułka (1905).