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 985,449 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Karl Hanke is the 1,887th most popular politician (down from 1,869th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Poland (up from 116th 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 1,887 out of 15,710Before him are Hongzhi Emperor, Sancho I of Portugal, Prince Marko, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Titus Tatius, and Amasis II. After him are Staurakios, Aurelius Victor, Tiu, Sunjo of Joseon, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, and Muwatalli II.

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Among people born in 1903, Karl Hanke ranks 28Before him are Rudolf Abel, Jan Tinbergen, Adolf Butenandt, Hans Jonas, Bing Crosby, and José Antonio Primo de Rivera. After him are Georg Elser, Kane Tanaka, Nikolai Podgorny, The French Angel, Raymond Queneau, and Maud Lewis. Among people deceased in 1945, Karl Hanke ranks 52Before him are Emil Hácha, Robert Ritter von Greim, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Hans Geiger, Franz Werfel, and Hans Fischer. After him are Karl-Otto Koch, Stefan Banach, Georg Elser, Giovanni Agnelli, Odilo Globočnik, and Robert H. Goddard.

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Among people born in Poland, Karl Hanke ranks 114 out of 1,231Before him are Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), Edward Sapir (1884), and Angelus Silesius (1624). After him are Alfred Döblin (1878), Leopold Kronecker (1823), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Stefan Banach (1892), Antoni Grabowski (1857), and Friedrich Bergius (1884).


Among politicians born in Poland, Karl Hanke ranks 25Before him are Kurt Daluege (1897), Egon Krenz (1937), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Anna Jagiellon (1523), and Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860). After him are Géza I of Hungary (1040), Maxim Litvinov (1876), Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), Isabella Jagiellon (1519), Alexander Jagiellon (1461), and Mieszko I of Poland (940).