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Philipp Bouhler

1899 - 1945

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Philipp Bouhler (11 September 1899 – 19 May 1945) was a German senior Nazi Party functionary who was both a Reichsleiter (National Leader) and Chief of the Chancellery of the Führer of the NSDAP. He was also the SS official responsible for the Aktion T4 euthanasia program that killed more than 250,000 disabled adults and children in Nazi Germany, as well as co-initiator of Aktion 14f13, also called Sonderbehandlung ('special treatment'), that killed 15,000–20,000 concentration camp prisoners. Bouhler was arrested on 10 May 1945 by American troops. He committed suicide on 19 May 1945 while in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philipp Bouhler has received more than 565,185 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Philipp Bouhler is the 4,392nd most popular politician (down from 3,583rd in 2019), the 1,197th most popular biography from Germany (down from 985th in 2019) and the 362nd most popular German Politician.

Philipp Bouhler was a Nazi official who was most famous for being the head of the Nazi euthanasia program, which killed disabled people and others who were considered "unworthy of life."

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Among politicians, Philipp Bouhler ranks 4,392 out of 15,577Before him are Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria, Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, Jan Smuts, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Émile Lahoud, and Leontios. After him are Dardanus, Vicente Guerrero, Rudolf Brandt, Tage Erlander, Jia Xu, and Theobald II, Count of Champagne.

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Among people born in 1899, Philipp Bouhler ranks 58Before him are Macfarlane Burnet, Louis Hjelmslev, Charles Boyer, Georges Auric, P. L. Travers, and Georges Bidault. After him are Leo Strauss, Burt Munro, Brassaï, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, Andrei Platonov, and Aksel Sandemose. Among people deceased in 1945, Philipp Bouhler ranks 93Before him are Walter Bradford Cannon, Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, Roza Shanina, Kurt Gerstein, Rudolf von Sebottendorf, and Kiril, Prince of Preslav. After him are Anton Dostler, Walter Krüger, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, Hans Kammler, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, and Ivan Chernyakhovsky.

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Among people born in Germany, Philipp Bouhler ranks 1,197 out of 6,142Before him are Armin Laschet (1961), Wolfgang von Trips (1928), Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892), Michel Bréal (1832), Otto Rasch (1891), and Hans Baur (1897). After him are Rudolf Brandt (1909), Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim (1594), Ernst Troeltsch (1865), Sebastian Kneipp (1821), Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen (1925), and Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen (1671).

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