Kurt Schuschnigg

1897 - 1977

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Kurt Alois Josef Johann von Schuschnigg (German: [ˈʃʊʃnɪk]; 14 December 1897 – 18 November 1977) was an Austrian politician who was the Chancellor of the Federal State of Austria from the 1934 assassination of his predecessor Engelbert Dollfuss until the 1938 Anschluss with Nazi Germany. Although Schuschnigg considered Austria a "German state" and Austrians to be Germans, he was strongly opposed to Adolf Hitler's goal to absorb Austria into the Third Reich and wished for it to remain independent. When Schuschnigg's efforts to keep Austria independent had failed, he resigned his office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Schuschnigg has received more than 879,445 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Kurt Schuschnigg is the 1,682nd most popular politician (down from 1,552nd in 2019), the 629th most popular biography from Italy (down from 587th in 2019) and the 106th most popular Italian Politician.

Kurt Schuschnigg was the chancellor of Austria from 1934 to 1938. He is most famous for being the last democratically elected Chancellor of Austria before it was annexed by Nazi Germany.

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Among politicians, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 1,682 out of 19,576Before him are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Majorian, Lucius Junius Brutus, Stateira II, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and Shennong. After him are Mengistu Haile Mariam, Zhao Ziyang, Friedrich Fromm, Nahum, Margaret of Anjou, and Tancred, Prince of Galilee.

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Among people born in 1897, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 22Before him are Norbert Elias, Ferenc Szálasi, Soong Mei-ling, Gordon Allport, Tadeusz Reichstein, and Frank Capra. After him are Pola Negri, Thích Quảng Đức, Odd Hassel, Yun Posun, Enid Blyton, and Paul Delvaux. Among people deceased in 1977, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 16Before him are René Goscinny, Roberto Rossellini, Jacques Prévert, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Makarios III, and Alexey Stakhanov. After him are Anaïs Nin, Ernst Bloch, Joan Crawford, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Clarice Lispector, and Andreas Baader.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 629 out of 5,161Before him are Giuliano Gemma (1938), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Pope Stephen II (715), and Fra Bartolomeo (1472). After him are Virna Lisi (1936), Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Silvana Mangano (1930), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), and Pope Boniface II (470).


Among politicians born in Italy, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 106Before him are Charles II of Naples (1254), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), Olybrius (400), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860). After him are Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Libius Severus (420), Marozia (890), Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701), and Galeazzo Ciano (1903).