Margot Honecker

1927 - 2016

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Margot Honecker (née Feist; 17 April 1927 – 6 May 2016) was an East German politician and influential member of the country's Communist government until 1989. From 1963 until 1989, she was Minister of National Education (Ministerin für Volksbildung) of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margot Honecker has received more than 409,264 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Margot Honecker is the 4,426th most popular politician (down from 4,018th in 2019), the 1,203rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,112th in 2019) and the 345th most popular German Politician.

Margot Honecker was the wife of the former East German leader Erich Honecker. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, she was convicted of murder and sentenced to six years in prison for her role in the shooting deaths of East Germans who attempted to cross the border into West Germany.

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Among politicians, Margot Honecker ranks 4,426 out of 19,576Before her are Marino Faliero, Khabul Khan, Imran Khan, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, and Mōri Motonari. After her are Takelot II, Euphronios, Æthelberht, King of Wessex, Cylon of Athens, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, and Leopold, Duke of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1927, Margot Honecker ranks 66Before her are Phil Hill, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Lois Maxwell, Romano Mussolini, Thomas Luckmann, and Hiroshi Yamauchi. After her are Ibrahim Ferrer, Abdul Halim of Kedah, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, Jacques Mayol, Jean-Claude Pascal, and Claude Gensac. Among people deceased in 2016, Margot Honecker ranks 75Before her are Walter Kohn, Chyna, Queen Anne of Romania, Thomas Luckmann, Michel Butor, and Keith Emerson. After her are Tony Burton, Thomas Schelling, Iolanda Balaș, Toots Thielemans, Corry Brokken, and Ashraf Pahlavi.

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Among people born in Germany, Margot Honecker ranks 1,203 out of 7,253Before her are Oskar Morgenstern (1902), Adolf Strauss (1879), George, Duke of Saxony (1471), Helmut Haller (1939), Radegund (518), and Barbara Blomberg (1527). After her are Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Reinhard Genzel (1952), Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg (1597), Douglas Sirk (1897), Theodor Storm (1817), and Wilhelm Stuckart (1902).

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