Michael von Faulhaber

1869 - 1952

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Michael Cardinal Ritter von Faulhaber (5 March 1869 – 12 June 1952) was a senior Catholic prelate and Archbishop of Munich for 35 years, from 1917 to his death in 1952. Created Cardinal in 1921, von Faulhaber criticized the Weimar Republic as rooted in treason in a speech at the 62nd German Catholics' Day of 1922. Cardinal von Faulhaber was a leading member and co-founder of the Amici Israel, a priestly association founded in Rome in 1926 with the goal of advocating Jewish-Christian reconciliation.After the Nazi Party seized control of German government in 1933, Cardinal von Faulhaber recognized the new Nazi government as legitimate, required Catholic clergy to be loyal to the government and maintained diplomatic bridges between the regime and the Church, while simultaneously condemning certain Nazi policies, including persecution of members of the clergy, and actively supporting Catholic regime critics such as Fritz Gerlich and other persecuted persons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael von Faulhaber has received more than 145,093 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Michael von Faulhaber is the 1,251st most popular religious figure (up from 1,305th in 2019), the 2,081st most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,022nd in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 1,251 out of 2,272Before him are Luigi Orione, Benno, Zanabazar, Theodosius of Kiev, Isaac in Islam, and Eunomius of Cyzicus. After him are Saint Kilian, Filaret, Ilon Wikland, Rhodopis, William M. Branham, and Nimatullah Kassab.

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Among people born in 1869, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 63Before him are Hjalmar Söderberg, Julius Dorpmüller, Zinaida Gippius, Louise d'Orléans, Washington Luís, and Harvey Cushing. After him are Otto Nordenskjöld, Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein, Algernon Blackwood, Caterina Albert, Prince Baudouin of Belgium, and Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din. Among people deceased in 1952, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 55Before him are Hans Kramers, Michael Rostovtzeff, Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Louise d'Orléans, Hiranuma Kiichirō, and William Fox. After him are Eli Heckscher, Henri Winkelman, Takenoshin Nakai, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria, and Richard Hildebrandt.

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Among people born in Germany, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 2,081 out of 5,289Before him are Curt Sachs (1881), Princess Maria Augusta of Saxony (1782), Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1691), Günter Wallraff (1942), Gustaf Gründgens (1899), and Fred Uhlman (1901). After him are Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854), Gustav Schwab (1792), John A. Roebling (1806), Judith Malina (1926), Karl Ernst (1904), and Marianne Weber (1870).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 46Before him are Henry of Latvia (1187), Saint Afra (300), Arp Schnitger (1648), Augustin Bea (1881), Balthasar Hubmaier (1485), and Benno (1010). After him are Adalbert of Hamburg (1000), George Müller (1805), Ludwig Müller (1883), Count Palatine Francis Louis of Neuburg (1664), Joseph Clemens of Bavaria (1671), and Wolfgang of Regensburg (924).