Oskar Lafontaine

1943 - Today

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Oskar Lafontaine (German pronunciation: [ˈlafɔntɛn]; born 16 September 1943) is a German politician. He served as Minister-President of the state of Saarland from 1985 to 1998, and was federal leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from 1995 to 1999. He was the lead candidate for the SPD in the 1990 German federal election, but lost by a wide margin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oskar Lafontaine has received more than 278,011 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Oskar Lafontaine is the 7,422nd most popular politician (down from 7,114th in 2019), the 2,133rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,800th in 2019) and the 619th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Oskar Lafontaine ranks 7,422 out of 15,710Before him are Spytihněv II, Duke of Bohemia, Félix Tshisekedi, Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel, Bezprym, Irakli Tsereteli, and Hōjō Sōun. After him are Floris V, Count of Holland, Jungcheon of Goguryeo, Kirill Kondrashin, Louis III, Elector Palatine, Zhenjin, and Hans-Gert Pöttering.

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Among people born in 1943, Oskar Lafontaine ranks 158Before him are Paul Michael Glaser, Dušan Ivković, Köbi Kuhn, Robert Lefkowitz, Jef Raskin, and Mike Leigh. After him are Terry Eagleton, José Ángel Iribar, Randy Newman, Joan Manuel Serrat, Winston Groom, and Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.

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Among people born in Germany, Oskar Lafontaine ranks 2,133 out of 5,289Before him are Adalbert of Hamburg (1000), Johannes Franz Hartmann (1865), Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (1627), Otto Wöhler (1894), Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688), and C. W. Ceram (1915). After him are Louis III, Elector Palatine (1378), Karlheinz Deschner (1924), Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg (1547), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1831), Gerhard Schmidhuber (1894), and Hans-Gert Pöttering (1945).

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