Magda Goebbels

1901 - 1945

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Johanna Maria Magdalena "Magda" Goebbels (née Ritschel; 11 November 1901 – 1 May 1945) was the wife of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. A prominent member of the Nazi Party, she was a close ally, companion, and political supporter of Adolf Hitler. Some historians refer to her as the unofficial "first lady" of Nazi Germany, while others give that title to Emmy Göring.With defeat imminent during the Battle of Berlin at the end of World War II in Europe, she and her husband murdered their six children before committing suicide in the Reich Chancellery gardens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magda Goebbels has received more than 2,208,142 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Magda Goebbels is the 46th most popular companion (down from 33rd in 2019), the 204th most popular biography from Germany (down from 176th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Companion.

Magda Goebbels was the wife of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. She and her husband committed suicide on May 1, 1945, after Adolf Hitler's death.

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Among companions, Magda Goebbels ranks 46 out of 687Before her are Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Salman the Persian, Isabella of France, Maria Carolina of Austria, Elizabeth Woodville, and Anne Hathaway. After her are Queen Sonja of Norway, Anne of Cleves, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Ingrid of Sweden, Livia, and Hafsa bint Umar.

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Among people born in 1901, Magda Goebbels ranks 18Before her are Clark Gable, Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, Alberto Giacometti, Gary Cooper, and Paul of Greece. After her are Ngo Dinh Diem, Vittorio De Sica, André Malraux, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Margaret Mead, and Joaquín Rodrigo. Among people deceased in 1945, Magda Goebbels ranks 16Before her are Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, Anton Webern, Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, and Thomas Hunt Morgan. After her are George S. Patton, Paul Valéry, Irma Grese, Ernst Cassirer, Johan Huizinga, and Clara Petacci.

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Among people born in Germany, Magda Goebbels ranks 204 out of 5,289Before her are Justus von Liebig (1803), Michel Ney (1769), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Erich Hartmann (1922), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), and Konstantin von Neurath (1873). After her are Michael Schumacher (1969), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Nico (1938), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), and Adam Weishaupt (1748).

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Among companions born in Germany, Magda Goebbels ranks 5Before her are Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Eva Braun (1912), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), and Caroline of Ansbach (1683). After her are Anne of Cleves (1515), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Katharina von Bora (1498), Sepp Dietrich (1892), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691).