Kurt von Schleicher

1882 - 1934

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Kurt Ferdinand Friedrich Hermann von Schleicher (pronounced [kʊʁt fɔn ˈʃlaɪ̯çɐ] (listen); 7 April 1882 – 30 June 1934) was a German general and the last chancellor of Germany (before Adolf Hitler) during the Weimar Republic. A rival for power with Hitler, Schleicher was murdered by Hitler's SS during the Night of the Long Knives in 1934. Schleicher was born into a military family in Brandenburg an der Havel on 7 April 1882. Entering the Prussian Army as a lieutenant in 1900, he rose to become a General Staff officer in the Railway Department of the German General Staff and served in the General Staff of the Supreme Army Command during World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt von Schleicher has received more than 1,390,747 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Kurt von Schleicher is the 790th most popular politician (down from 787th in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from Germany (down from 214th in 2019) and the 58th most popular German Politician.

Kurt von Schleicher was a German general and politician who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1932 to 1933. He was appointed Chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg, and served until Adolf Hitler took power in 1933.

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Among politicians, Kurt von Schleicher ranks 790 out of 15,710Before him are Béla IV of Hungary, Harold Wilson, James V of Scotland, Childeric I, Baudouin of Belgium, and Zeno. After him are John III of Sweden, Jovian, John I Tzimiskes, Jeroboam, Ælla of Northumbria, and Cato the Younger.

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Among people born in 1882, Kurt von Schleicher ranks 17Before him are Günther von Kluge, Edward Hopper, Emmy Noether, Max Born, Lili Elbe, and Wilhelm, German Crown Prince. After him are Melanie Klein, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Abdullah I of Jordan, Umberto Boccioni, and Abd el-Krim. Among people deceased in 1934, Kurt von Schleicher ranks 9Before him are Lev Vygotsky, Ernst Röhm, Edward Elgar, Fritz Haber, Albert I of Belgium, and Alexander I of Yugoslavia. After him are Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, Nestor Makhno, Engelbert Dollfuss, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, and Gregor Strasser.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Kurt von Schleicher ranks 221 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Carl Schmitt (1888), Franz Marc (1880), Walter Ulbricht (1893), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), and Karl May (1842). After him are Max Horkheimer (1895), Michael Ende (1929), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), and Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Kurt von Schleicher ranks 58Before him are Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), and Walter Ulbricht (1893). After him are Wilhelm Frick (1877), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Irma Grese (1923), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), and Eduard Bernstein (1850).