Karl Haushofer

1869 - 1946

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Karl Ernst Haushofer (27 August 1869 – 10 March 1946) was a German general, professor, geographer, and politician. Through his student Rudolf Hess, Haushofer's conception of Geopolitik influenced the development of Adolf Hitler's expansionist strategies. He coined the political use of the term Lebensraum, which Hitler adopted in Mein Kampf and used to motivate global Nazi expansionism and genocide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Haushofer has received more than 399,507 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Karl Haushofer is the 1,144th most popular politician (up from 1,190th in 2019), the 323rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 328th in 2019) and the 88th most popular German Politician.

Karl Haushofer was a German general and geopolitician who is most famous for his geopolitical theories.

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Among politicians, Karl Haushofer ranks 1,144 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Wen of Sui, Tokhtamysh, Aristide Briand, As-Saffah, Valdemar I of Denmark, and Jim Mattis. After him are Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Damocles, False Dmitry I, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Gustav Stresemann, and Süleyman Demirel.

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Among people born in 1869, Karl Haushofer ranks 10Before him are André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Neville Chamberlain, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, and Emma Goldman. After him are Fritz Pregl, Gustaf Dalén, Mary Mallon, Calouste Gulbenkian, Hans Spemann, and Maud of Wales. Among people deceased in 1946, Karl Haushofer ranks 20Before him are Wilhelm Frick, Alexander Alekhine, Julius Streicher, Gerhart Hauptmann, Werner von Blomberg, and Fritz Sauckel. After him are Gertrude Stein, Draža Mihailović, Andrey Vlasov, Ananda Mahidol, Ferenc Szálasi, and László Moholy-Nagy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Haushofer ranks 323 out of 5,289Before him are Emil Kraepelin (1856), Peter Behrens (1868), Sophie Scholl (1921), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Robert Bosch (1861), and Alexandra Feodorovna (1798). After him are Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Simone Signoret (1921), Sepp Maier (1944), and James Franck (1882).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Karl Haushofer ranks 88Before him are Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Frederick I of Sweden (1676), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Christian III of Denmark (1503), Fritz Sauckel (1894), and Valdemar I of Denmark (1131). After him are Gustav Stresemann (1878), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), and Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956).