Klaus Kinkel

1936 - 2019

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Klaus Kinkel (17 December 1936 – 4 March 2019) was a German statesman, civil servant, diplomat and lawyer who served as the minister of Foreign affairs (1992–1998) and the vice chancellor of Germany (1993–1998) in the government of Helmut Kohl. Kinkel was a career civil servant and a longtime aide to Hans-Dietrich Genscher, and served as his personal secretary in the Federal Ministry of the Interior from 1970 and in senior roles in the Foreign Office from 1974. He was President of Federal Intelligence Service from 1979 to 1982 and a state secretary in the Federal Ministry of Justice from 1982 to 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klaus Kinkel has received more than 152,614 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Klaus Kinkel is the 8,149th most popular politician (down from 7,320th in 2019), the 2,296th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,065th in 2019) and the 678th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Klaus Kinkel ranks 8,149 out of 19,576Before him are Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Henry III, Duke of Limburg, Pacatianus, Demetrius I of Georgia, Alejandro Lerroux, and René Pleven. After him are Józef Haller, Josef Bürckel, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, William VII, Duke of Aquitaine, Kardam of Bulgaria, and Sergio Balanzino.

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Among people born in 1936, Klaus Kinkel ranks 156Before him are Charles Napier, Siw Malmkvist, Philippe Sollers, Costas Simitis, Juliette Mayniel, and Federico Sacchi. After him are Joaquín Peiró, Ziaur Rahman, Ferran Olivella, Dacia Maraini, Buddy Guy, and Evelyn Fox Keller. Among people deceased in 2019, Klaus Kinkel ranks 129Before him are Monkey Punch, Jacques Loussier, Jan Stráský, Patrick Sercu, Judith Kerr, and Waldo Machado. After him are John Havlicek, Billy Drago, Kevin Roche, Sue Lyon, Peter Lindbergh, and Machiko Kyō.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Klaus Kinkel ranks 2,296 out of 7,253Before him are Peter Ernst I von Mansfeld-Vorderort (1517), Julius Benedict (1804), Tielman Susato (1500), Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1667), Carl Hagenbeck (1844), and Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (1598). After him are Josef Bürckel (1895), Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1497), Adolf Schmal (1872), August Hermann Francke (1663), Franz Anton Maulbertsch (1724), and Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck (1620).

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