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 280,123 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Paul-Henri Spaak is the 2,448th most popular politician (down from 1,534th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 67th in 2019) and the 26th most popular 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 2,448 out of 15,577Before him are Władysław I the Elbow-high, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Donald Tusk, Vasily I of Moscow, Giovanna of Italy, and Renée of France. After him are Adad-nirari III, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Louis Barthou, Quintillus, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, and Ephialtes.

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Among people born in 1899, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 29Before him are Albert Claude, Paul Hermann Müller, Gloria Swanson, George Cukor, Cevdet Sunay, and Jean Moulin. After him are Bertil Ohlin, Gustav Heinemann, Max Theiler, Alfred Schütz, Ferhat Abbas, and Georg von Békésy. Among people deceased in 1972, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 24Before him are Dino Buzzati, Andrei Tupolev, Maurice Chevalier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Talal of Jordan, and Athenagoras I of Constantinople. After him are Max Theiler, Heinrich Lübke, Asta Nielsen, Georg von Békésy, Ferdinand Čatloš, and Margaret Rutherford.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 88 out of 1,019Before him are Matilda of Flanders (1031), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Adrian Willaert (1490), Marie José of Belgium (1906), Yves Chauvin (1930), and Jacques Piccard (1922). After him are Ferdinand Verbiest (1623), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Justus Lipsius (1547), Pieter Claesz (1596), and Anne of France (1461).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Paul-Henri Spaak ranks 26Before him are Samo (600), Léon Degrelle (1906), Herman Van Rompuy (1947), Ambiorix (-100), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), and Marie José of Belgium (1906). After him are Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Anne of France (1461), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), Auguste Beernaert (1829), Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673), and Gerard de Ridefort (1141).