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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 and served as the fifth and last 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 1,084,349 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Hanke is the 1,901st most popular politician (down from 1,884th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Poland (up from 114th in 2019) and the 25th 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 1,901 out of 15,577Before him are Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Alfonso II of Aragon, Amenmesse, Zhengde Emperor, and Alassane Ouattara. After him are William IV, Prince of Orange, Pleistarchus, Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Clodius Albinus, and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia.

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Among people born in 1903, Karl Hanke ranks 25Before him are Yasujirō Ozu, Anaïs Nin, Adolf Butenandt, C. F. Powell, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, and Nikolai Podgorny. After him are Alec Douglas-Home, Jan Tinbergen, Mustafa Barzani, Irène Némirovsky, Hans Jonas, and The French Angel. Among people deceased in 1945, Karl Hanke ranks 50Before him are Käthe Kollwitz, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Stefan Banach, Giovanni Agnelli, Robert Ritter von Greim, and Karl-Otto Koch. After him are Theodore Dreiser, Franz Werfel, Vladimir Vernadsky, Edgar Cayce, Hans Geiger, and Edith Frank.

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Among people born in Poland, Karl Hanke ranks 105 out of 1,454Before him are Marie Walewska (1786), Kurt Daluege (1897), Stefan Banach (1892), Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Leopold Kronecker (1823), and Hanna Reitsch (1912). After him are Alfred Döblin (1878), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Zdzisław Beksiński (1929), Saint Casimir (1458), and Henryk Wieniawski (1835).


Among politicians born in Poland, Karl Hanke ranks 25Before him are Egon Krenz (1937), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Marie Walewska (1786), and Kurt Daluege (1897). After him are Mieszko I of Poland (940), Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), and Géza I of Hungary (1040).