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 1,327,185 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia. Kurt Waldheim is the 679th most popular politician (up from 724th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Austria (down from 66th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Austrian 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 679 out of 15,710Before him are Frederick William II of Prussia, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IX of Sweden, Ladislaus the Posthumous, and Boris III of Bulgaria. After him are Ahab, John Zápolya, Yaroslav the Wise, Henry III of England, Józef Piłsudski, and Marwan I.

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Among people born in 1918, Kurt Waldheim ranks 9Before him are Ingmar Bergman, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, and Robert Wadlow. After him are Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Rita Hayworth, Jørn Utzon, Helmut Schmidt, and Ken Miles. Among people deceased in 2007, Kurt Waldheim ranks 5Before him are Boris Yeltsin, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingmar Bergman, and Michelangelo Antonioni. After him are Jean Baudrillard, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Marcel Marceau.

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Among people born in Austria, Kurt Waldheim ranks 68 out of 1,075Before him are Alois Hitler (1837), Hedy Lamarr (1914), Robert Musil (1880), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Alban Berg (1885), and Billy Wilder (1906). After him are Maria Carolina of Austria (1752), Fritz Lang (1890), Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Heinrich Harrer (1912), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), and Carl Czerny (1791).

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