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 Fatherland Front 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 accepted that Austria was a "German state" and that Austrians were 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. After the Anschluss he was arrested, kept in solitary confinement and eventually interned in various concentration camps. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Schuschnigg has received more than 558,357 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Kurt Schuschnigg is the 1,436th most popular politician (up from 1,445th in 2019), the 571st most popular biography from Italy (down from 547th in 2019) and the 96th 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 1,436 out of 15,710Before him are Sunjong of Korea, Millard Fillmore, Jingtai Emperor, Olybrius, Kayqubad I, and Philip of Swabia. After him are Kim Young-sam, Leo von Caprivi, Tsai Ing-wen, Alfonso VIII of Castile, James II of Aragon, and Viktor Yushchenko.

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Among people born in 1897, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 20Before him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Georges Bataille, Gordon Allport, Enid Blyton, Frank Capra, and Louis Aragon. After him are Pola Negri, Ferenc Szálasi, Thích Quảng Đức, Yun Posun, Soong Mei-ling, and Kurt Daluege. Among people deceased in 1977, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 15Before him are Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, Alexey Stakhanov, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, and Makarios III. After him are Anaïs Nin, Howard Hawks, Ernst Bloch, Bing Crosby, Francis Gary Powers, and Joan Crawford.

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Among people born in Italy, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 571 out of 4,088Before him are Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), Charles Ponzi (1882), Gregorio Allegri (1582), Pope Anastasius III (890), Olybrius (400), and Philip of Swabia (1177). After him are Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Gentile Bellini (1429), Giorgio Moroder (1940), Pope Marcellinus (250), and Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666).


Among politicians born in Italy, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 96Before him are Berengar I of Italy (850), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), Olybrius (400), and Philip of Swabia (1177). After him are Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777), Marcus Furius Camillus (-446), Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), and Giulio Andreotti (1919).