Otto Grotewohl

1894 - 1964

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Otto Emil Franz Grotewohl (German pronunciation: [ˈɔtoː ˈɡʁoːtəvoːl]; 11 March 1894 – 21 September 1964) was a German politician who served as the first prime minister of the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) from its foundation in October 1949 until his death in September 1964. Grotewohl was a Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician in the Free State of Brunswick during the Weimar Republic and leader of the party branch in the Soviet Occupation Zone after World War II. Grotewohl led the SPD's merger with the Communist Party (KPD) to form the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) in 1946 and served as co-chairman of the party with KPD leader Wilhelm Pieck until 1950. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Grotewohl has received more than 255,712 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Otto Grotewohl is the 2,763rd most popular politician (down from 2,400th in 2019), the 740th most popular biography from Germany (down from 659th in 2019) and the 213th most popular Politician.

Otto Grotewohl was a German politician who served as the head of the East German government. He was the first prime minister of the German Democratic Republic from 1949 to 1960.

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Among politicians, Otto Grotewohl ranks 2,763 out of 15,577Before him are Inessa Armand, Pharnaces II of Pontus, Marcel Cerdan, Cleopatra Eurydice of Macedon, Ferdinand II of Portugal, and Pak Hon-yong. After him are Joanna II of Naples, Nabis, Emperor Yingzong of Song, Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg, Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy, and Burebista.

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Among people born in 1894, Otto Grotewohl ranks 36Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Satyendra Nath Bose, Arthur Nebe, Norman Rockwell, Karl Böhm, and Fyodor Tolbukhin. After him are Heinrich Lübke, Paul Blobel, Josef von Sternberg, Claude Cahun, Nazli Sabri, and Kim Hyong-jik. Among people deceased in 1964, Otto Grotewohl ranks 22Before him are Gerrit Rietveld, Giorgio Morandi, Palmiro Togliatti, Alexandre Koyré, Otto Wille Kuusinen, and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. After him are Emilio Aguinaldo, Ernst Kretschmer, Alexander Archipenko, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, and Sigfrid Edström.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto Grotewohl ranks 740 out of 6,142Before him are Gottfried Semper (1803), Fritz Walter (1920), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843), Philip William, Elector Palatine (1615), and Joachim Sauer (1949). After him are Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Hugo Boss (1885), Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (1868), Wolfgang Paul (1913), and Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1441).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Otto Grotewohl ranks 213Before him are John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585), Manfred Gerlach (1928), Hermann von Salza (1170), Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865), Wilhelm Cuno (1876), and Philip William, Elector Palatine (1615). After him are Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (1868), Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1441), Franz Ziereis (1905), Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867), and Heinrich Lübke (1894).