Paul von Hindenburg

1847 - 1934

Paul von Hindenburg

Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg (listen), known simply as Paul von Hindenburg (German: [ˈpaʊl fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊɐ̯k] (listen); 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934), was a German general and statesman who commanded the Imperial German Army during World War I and later became President of Germany from 1925 until his death, during the Weimar Republic. He played a key role in the Nazi Machtergreifung in January 1933 when, under pressure from advisers, he appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor of Germany even though the Nazis were a minority in both the cabinet and the Reichstag. Born to a family of minor Prussian nobility, Hindenburg joined the Prussian army in 1866 where he saw combat during the Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul von Hindenburg has received more than 3,408,507 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 142nd most popular politician.

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Among POLITICIANS, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 142 out of 14,801Before him are Pompey, Augusto Pinochet, Hatshepsut, Ho Chi Minh, and Clovis I. After him are Napoleon II, Brutus the Younger, Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Harry S. Truman, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and Louis XVIII of France.

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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, Otto Wallach, Maria Feodorovna, Joseph Pulitzer, Auguste Escoffier, Georges Sorel, Max Liebermann, and Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1934, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 2Before him is Marie Curie. After him are Lev Vygotsky, Edward Elgar, Fritz Haber, Ernst Röhm, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Albert I of Belgium, Raymond Poincaré, Kurt von Schleicher, Sergey Kirov, and Engelbert Dollfuss.

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Among people born in Poland, Paul von Hindenburg ranks 8 out of 930Before him are Marie Curie (1867), Frédéric Chopin (1810), Pope John Paul II (1920), Catherine the Great (1762), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), and Rosa Luxemburg (1871). After him are Lech Wałęsa (1943), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Heinz Guderian (1888), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), and Günter Grass (1927).