Paul-Henri Spaak

1899 - 1972

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Paul-Henri Charles Spaak (25 January 1899 – 31 July 1972) was an influential Belgian Socialist politician, diplomat and statesman. Along with Robert Schuman, Alcide De Gasperi and Konrad Adenauer he was a leader in the formation of the institutions that evolved into the European Union. A member of the influential Spaak family, he served briefly in World War I before he was captured, and rose to prominence after the war as a tennis player and lawyer, becoming famous for his high-profile defence of an Italian student accused of attempting to assassinate Italy's Crown Prince in 1929. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul-Henri Spaak has received more than 246,888 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Paul-Henri Spaak is the 1,536th most popular politician (down from 1,426th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 60th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Belgian Politician.

Paul-Henri Spaak was a Belgian politician who helped to found the European Coal and Steel Community.

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Among politicians, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 1,536 out of 15,710Before him are Ladislaus I of Hungary, Dongmyeong of Goguryeo, Manco Cápac, Shah Rukh, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, and Seonjo of Joseon. After him are Alexios V Doukas, Nicolás Maduro, An Lushan, Yolande de Polastron, Constantine VI, and Felix Yusupov.

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Among people born in 1899, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 18Before him are Fred Astaire, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Francis Poulenc, László Bíró, Duke Ellington, and Erich Kästner. After him are Béla Guttmann, Adnan Menderes, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Charles Laughton, and Paul Hermann Müller. Among people deceased in 1972, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 15Before him are Ezra Pound, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Igor Sikorsky, Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Halder, and Paul Hausser. After him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Erhard Milch, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, Andrei Tupolev, and Talal of Jordan.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 67 out of 899Before him are Léon Degrelle (1906), Jacob Jordaens (1593), Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), John of Gaunt (1340), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), and Hubert van Eyck (1366). After him are Quentin Matsys (1466), Father Damien (1840), Adolphe Quetelet (1796), Herman Van Rompuy (1947), François Englert (1932), and Maxime Weygand (1867).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 22Before him are Pepin of Herstal (635), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Margaret of Parma (1522), Samo (600), Léon Degrelle (1906), and Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864). After him are Herman Van Rompuy (1947), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Ambiorix (-100), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), and Auguste Beernaert (1829).