Paul von Hindenburg

1847 - 1934

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Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg (pronounced [ˈpaʊl ˈluːtvɪç hans ˈantoːn fɔn ˈbɛnəkn̩dɔʁf ʔʊnt fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊʁk] ; abbreviated pronounced [ˈpaʊl fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊʁk] ; 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934) was a German field marshal and statesman who led the Imperial German Army during World War I. He later became president of Germany from 1925 until his death. During his presidency, he played a key role in the Nazi seizure of power in January 1933 when, under pressure from his advisers, he appointed Adolf Hitler as chancellor of Germany. Hindenburg was born to a family of minor Prussian nobility in Posen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul von Hindenburg has received more than 7,425,217 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Paul von Hindenburg is the 181st most popular politician (down from 152nd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Poland (down from 9th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Politician.

Paul von Hindenburg was a German field marshal who became the first President of Germany in 1925. He is most famous for being the commander of the German army during World War I.

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Among politicians, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 181 out of 19,576Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Lee Kuan Yew, Osman II, Louis Philippe I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Alp Arslan. After him are Oliver Cromwell, Titus, Charles X of France, Babur, Ho Chi Minh, and Demosthenes.

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Among people born in 1847, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 3Before him are Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell. After him are Bram Stoker, Otto Wallach, Maria Feodorovna, Jesse James, Auguste Escoffier, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Georges Sorel, and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy. Among people deceased in 1934, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 2Before him is Marie Curie. After him are Lev Vygotsky, Fritz Haber, Edward Elgar, Ernst Röhm, Albert I of Belgium, Raymond Poincaré, Kurt von Schleicher, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Sergey Kirov, and Nestor Makhno.

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Among people born in Poland, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 10 out of 1,694Before him are Pope John Paul II (1920), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Catherine the Great (1729), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), David Ben-Gurion (1886), and Lech Wałęsa (1943). After him are L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Günter Grass (1927), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Fritz Haber (1868), and Johann Gottfried Herder (1744).


Among politicians born in Poland, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 3Before him are David Ben-Gurion (1886), and Lech Wałęsa (1943). After him are Lech Kaczyński (1949), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Yitzhak Shamir (1915), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Casimir III the Great (1310), Donald Tusk (1957), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), and Sigismund I the Old (1467).