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Killing of Peter Fechter

1944 - 1962

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Peter Fechter (14 January 1944 – 17 August 1962) was a German bricklayer who became the twenty-seventh known person to die at the Berlin Wall. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Killing of Peter Fechter has received more than 392,660 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Killing of Peter Fechter is the 835th most popular religious figure (up from 931st in 2019), the 1,066th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,309th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Killing of Peter Fechter ranks 835 out of 2,238Before him are Charalambos, Apollinaris of Laodicea, Safi-ad-din Ardabili, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, and Benedict of Aniane. After him are Agnes of Bohemia, Odilo of Cluny, Juan Diego, Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Lucian of Antioch, and John of Ávila.

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Among people born in 1944, Killing of Peter Fechter ranks 82Before him are Serge Haroche, Jeroen Krabbé, Thein Sein, Gérard Mourou, Donna Haraway, and Askar Akayev. After him are Bernard Hill, Leila Khaled, Claudia Mori, Sondra Locke, Mairead Maguire, and Antonio Damasio. Among people deceased in 1962, Killing of Peter Fechter ranks 36Before him are Hans Lammers, Georgios Papanikolaou, Charles Laughton, Jacques Ibert, Hanns Eisler, and Gabriele Münter. After him are Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Eiji Yoshikawa, Shunroku Hata, André Lhote, Ivan Meštrović, and Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg.

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Among people born in Germany, Killing of Peter Fechter ranks 1,066 out of 6,142Before him are Rainer Weiss (1932), Karl von Bülow (1846), Johann Jakob Froberger (1616), Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), and Carl Gustav Hempel (1905). After him are Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Christina of Saxony (1461), Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (1797), Harald Schumacher (1954), Helmut Schön (1915), and Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (1484).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Killing of Peter Fechter ranks 25Before him are Therese Neumann (1898), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), Bruno of Querfurt (970), Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700), Conrad Schumann (1942), and Barbara Blomberg (1527). After him are Severinus of Noricum (410), Gotthard of Hildesheim (960), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878), Otto of Bamberg (1060), and Mechtilde (1241).