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 125,949 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Klaus Kinkel is the 7,310th most popular politician (down from 4,277th in 2019), the 2,099th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,117th in 2019) and the 605th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Klaus Kinkel ranks 7,310 out of 15,710Before him are Bamir Topi, Qaitbay, Ivan Fyodorov, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, Jane Avril, and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas. After him are Vladislav Ardzinba, Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia, Quietus, Presian I of Bulgaria, Henry XIV, Duke of Bavaria, and Marcus Claudius Marcellus.

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Among people born in 1936, Klaus Kinkel ranks 145Before him are Eugenio Barba, Renato Corti, Hifikepunye Pohamba, Zeynab Khanlarova, Julio María Sanguinetti, and Carla Bley. After him are Philippe Sollers, Walter Koenig, Siw Malmkvist, Amr Moussa, André Kolingba, and William Levada. Among people deceased in 2019, Klaus Kinkel ranks 120Before him are Rafi Eitan, Luigi Colani, Paul Badura-Skoda, Antoine Gizenga, Jacques Loussier, and Köbi Kuhn. After him are Jan Stráský, David Koch, Billy Drago, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, Dick Dale, and Syd Mead.

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Among people born in Germany, Klaus Kinkel ranks 2,099 out of 5,289Before him are Adolf Meyer (1881), Ernst von Salomon (1902), Heinz Hoffmann (1910), Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg (1588), Yehuda Amichai (1924), and Guido Buchwald (1961). After him are Franz Reuleaux (1829), Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia (1155), Henry XIV, Duke of Bavaria (1305), George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1539), Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow (1789), and Prince Ernst August of Hanover (1954).

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