Paul von Hindenburg

1847 - 1934

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Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg (listen), typically known simply as Paul von Hindenburg (German: [ˈpaʊl fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊɐ̯k] (listen); 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934), was a German general and statesman who led the Imperial German Army during World War I and later became President of Germany from 1925 until his death during the Weimar Republic. During his presidency, he played a key role in the Nazi Machtergreifung in January 1933 when, under pressure from advisers, he appointed Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany. Paul von Hindenburg was born on 2 October 1847 to a family of minor Prussian nobility in the province of Posen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul von Hindenburg has received more than 4,147,618 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Paul von Hindenburg is the 143rd most popular politician (down from 140th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Poland and the most popular Polish Politician.

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Among politicians, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 143 out of 15,710. Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Simón Bolívar, Richard Nixon, Bayezid I, Kublai Khan, and Darius III. After him are Bayezid II, Hosni Mubarak, Abdul Hamid II, Louis the Pious, Francis I of France, and Augusto Pinochet.

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

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 8 out of 1,231. Before him are Frédéric Chopin (1810), Marie Curie (1867), Pope John Paul II (1920), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), and Catherine the Great (1762). After him are David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Heinz Guderian (1888), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Günter Grass (1927), and Irena Sendler (1910).


Among politicians born in Poland, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 1After him are David Ben-Gurion (1886), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Casimir III the Great (1310), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Bolesław I the Brave (967), and Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427).

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