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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. 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 831,486 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 47 in 2019). Kurt Schuschnigg is the 1,572nd most popular politician (down from 1,434th in 2019), the 588th most popular biography from Italy (down from 571st in 2019) and the 95th 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 1,572 out of 15,577Before him are José Eduardo dos Santos, Chulalongkorn, Chester A. Arthur, Leo I the Thracian, Béla III of Hungary, and Lazar Kaganovich. After him are Anchises, Romanos I Lekapenos, Jeconiah, Shah Rukh, Ferdinand I of Naples, and Zviad Gamsakhurdia.

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Among people born in 1897, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 22Before him are Pola Negri, Thích Quảng Đức, Louis Aragon, Gordon Allport, Enid Blyton, and Ferenc Szálasi. After him are Frank Capra, Soong Mei-ling, Yun Posun, Tadeusz Reichstein, Otto Strasser, and Kurt Daluege. Among people deceased in 1977, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 17Before him are René Goscinny, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Joan Crawford, Makarios III, Anaïs Nin, and Alexey Stakhanov. After him are Ernst Bloch, Francis Gary Powers, Howard Hawks, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Bing Crosby, and Clarice Lispector.

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Among people born in Italy, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 588 out of 4,668Before him are Domenico Cimarosa (1749), Gallienus (218), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Lucullus (-118), Umberto Nobile (1885), and Grazia Deledda (1871). After him are Pope Silverius (490), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), and Statius (40).


Among politicians born in Italy, Kurt Schuschnigg ranks 95Before him are Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), Berengar I of Italy (850), Alcide De Gasperi (1881), Gallienus (218), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), and Lucullus (-118). After him are Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Damocles (null), Claudia Octavia (40), Olybrius (400), and Libius Severus (420).