Michael von Faulhaber

1869 - 1952

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Michael Cardinal Ritter von Faulhaber (5 March 1869 – 12 June 1952) was a German Catholic prelate who served as 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 173,329 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Michael von Faulhaber is the 1,437th most popular religious figure (down from 1,249th in 2019), the 2,384th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,081st in 2019) and the 55th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 1,437 out of 2,238Before him are Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan, Soga no Umako, Eutychius of Constantinople, Jianzhen, Clare of Montefalco, and Pope Avilius of Alexandria. After him are Catherine of Ricci, Angilbert, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Anatolius of Constantinople, Hōnen, and Bernard Francis Law.

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Among people born in 1869, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 72Before him are Stanisław Wojciechowski, Otto Nordenskjöld, Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din, Harvey Cushing, Richard Abegg, and Prince Baudouin of Belgium. After him are Nicolae Paulescu, Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, Arthur Rostron, Paul Émile Chabas, Konstantin Somov, and Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau. Among people deceased in 1952, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 61Before him are Kenwa Mabuni, Henri Winkelman, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Eli Heckscher, Władysław Strzemiński, and Pierre Renoir. After him are Thomas Hicks, Waldemar Bonsels, Georgy Shpagin, Vladimír Clementis, René Grousset, and Vasili Eroshenko.

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Among people born in Germany, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 2,384 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Pollock (1894), Johann Conrad Dippel (1673), Bodo Illgner (1967), Yehuda Amichai (1924), Rudolf Kempe (1910), and Ferdinand von Bredow (1884). After him are Wolfgang Iser (1926), Peter Schreier (1935), Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal (1852), Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1489), Theodor Lessing (1872), and Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt (1898).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Michael von Faulhaber ranks 55Before him are George Müller (1805), Wolfgang of Regensburg (924), Maximilian Henry of Bavaria (1621), Count Palatine Francis Louis of Neuburg (1664), Honoratus (365), and Balthasar Hubmaier (1485). After him are Angilbert (740), Arp Schnitger (1648), Ludwig Müller (1883), Adalbert of Hamburg (1000), Adelaide, Abbess of Vilich (960), and Walter Brandmüller (1929).