Kurt Waldheim

1918 - 2007

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Kurt Josef Waldheim (German: [ˈkʰʊɐ̯t ˈvalthaɪm] (listen); 21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was an Austrian politician and diplomat. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and President of Austria from 1986 to 1992. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Waldheim has received more than 1,481,212 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia. Kurt Waldheim is the 935th most popular politician (down from 678th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Austria (down from 68th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Politician.

Kurt Waldheim was the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981. He was also the President of Austria from 1986 to 1992.

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Among politicians, Kurt Waldheim ranks 935 out of 15,577Before him are Basil II, Andrew II of Hungary, Sebastian of Portugal, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, Louis V of France, and Benjamin Disraeli. After him are Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, Park Geun-hye, Ptolemy IV Philopator, Balbinus, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, and Alberto Fujimori.

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Among people born in 1918, Kurt Waldheim ranks 14Before him are Robert Wadlow, Rita Hayworth, Ken Miles, Louis Althusser, Helmut Schmidt, and Leonard Bernstein. After him are Frederick Sanger, Gertrude B. Elion, Alberto Ascari, Katherine Johnson, Jørn Utzon, and Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Among people deceased in 2007, Kurt Waldheim ranks 8Before him are Ingmar Bergman, Luciano Pavarotti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Jean Baudrillard, and Marcel Marceau. After him are Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ève Curie, Paul Tibbets, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Kurt Vonnegut.

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Among people born in Austria, Kurt Waldheim ranks 81 out of 1,237Before him are Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Alban Berg (1885), Christoph Waltz (1956), Heinrich Harrer (1912), Robert Musil (1880), and Otto Wagner (1841). After him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855), Geli Raubal (1908), Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France (1554), Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871), and Arthur Schnitzler (1862).

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