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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. Upon completing his education as a cadet, he enlisted in the Third Regiment of Foot Guards as a second lieutenant. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul von Hindenburg has received more than 7,142,222 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Paul von Hindenburg is the 154th most popular politician (down from 143rd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Poland (down from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 154 out of 15,577Before him are Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Oliver Cromwell, Simón Bolívar, Cardinal Richelieu, Lech Wałęsa, and Maximilien Robespierre. After him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Alfred the Great, Louis IX of France, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, and Darius III.

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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, Maria Feodorovna, Otto Wallach, Jesse James, Auguste Escoffier, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Georges Sorel, and Annie Besant. Among people deceased in 1934, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 2Before him is Marie Curie. After him are Lev Vygotsky, Fritz Haber, Ernst Röhm, Edward Elgar, Albert I of Belgium, Kurt von Schleicher, John Dillinger, Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, and Nestor Makhno.

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Among people born in Poland, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 9 out of 1,454Before him are Frédéric Chopin (1810), Pope John Paul II (1920), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Catherine the Great (1729), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), and Lech Wałęsa (1943). After him are David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Fritz Haber (1868), Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), and Johann Gottfried Herder (1744).


Among politicians born in Poland, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 2Before him are Lech Wałęsa (1943). After him are David Ben-Gurion (1886), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Władysław III of Poland (1424), and Casimir III the Great (1310).