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Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk

1887 - 1977

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Johann Ludwig "Lutz" Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (Born Johann Ludwig von Krosigk; 22 August 1887 – 4 March 1977) was a German senior government official who served as the minister of finance of Germany from 1932 to 1945 and de facto chancellor of Germany during May 1945. A non-partisan conservative, he was appointed to the post of Minister of Finance by Franz von Papen in 1932. At the request of President Paul von Hindenburg, he continued in that office under Kurt von Schleicher and Adolf Hitler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk has received more than 1,290,344 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk is the 892nd most popular politician (down from 874th in 2019), the 251st most popular biography from Germany (down from 245th in 2019) and the 75th most popular German Politician.

Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk was most famous for being a Nazi Minister of Finance and Minister of the Reich.

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Among politicians, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk ranks 892 out of 15,577Before him are Scorpion II, Anastasius I Dicorus, Diane de Poitiers, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Thutmose II, and Antigonus I Monophthalmus. After him are Wojciech Jaruzelski, Olaf Tryggvason, Aristides, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mindaugas, and Sneferu.

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Among people born in 1887, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk ranks 15Before him are Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Arthur Rubinstein, Bernard Montgomery, Wilhelm Canaris, and Jozef Tiso. After him are Georgia O'Keeffe, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Juan Gris, Vidkun Quisling, Felix Yusupov, and Saint-John Perse. Among people deceased in 1977, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk ranks 9Before him are Maria Callas, Vladimir Nabokov, Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, Roberto Rossellini, and Ludwig Erhard. After him are Jacques Prévert, René Goscinny, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Joan Crawford, Makarios III, and Anaïs Nin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk ranks 251 out of 6,142Before him are Irma Grese (1923), Joachim Gauck (1940), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), and Ernst Jünger (1895). After him are Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Max Stirner (1806), Julius Streicher (1885), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Justus von Liebig (1803), and Maria Sibylla Merian (1647).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk ranks 75Before him are Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Irma Grese (1923), Joachim Gauck (1940), and Friedrich Ratzel (1844). After him are Julius Streicher (1885), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), and Ferdinand I of Romania (1865).