Philipp Scheidemann

1865 - 1939

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Philipp Heinrich Scheidemann (26 July 1865 – 29 November 1939) was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In the first quarter of the 20th century he played a leading role in both his party and in the young Weimar Republic. During the German Revolution of 1918-1919 that broke out after Germany's defeat in World War I, Scheidemann proclaimed a German Republic from a balcony of the Reichstag building. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philipp Scheidemann has received more than 351,932 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Philipp Scheidemann is the 2,209th most popular politician (up from 2,236th in 2019), the 611th most popular biography from Germany (down from 588th in 2019) and the 160th most popular German Politician.

Philipp Scheidemann is most famous for being the first chancellor of the Weimar Republic.

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Among politicians, Philipp Scheidemann ranks 2,209 out of 15,710Before him are Blanche I of Navarre, Edmund Ironside, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, and Ladislaus of Naples. After him are Childebert III, John V of Portugal, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ahmose-Nefertari, Berenice, and Valerius Severus.

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Among people born in 1865, Philipp Scheidemann ranks 18Before him are Paul Dukas, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Arthur Harden, Sven Hedin, Suzanne Valadon, and Richard Adolf Zsigmondy. After him are Benjamin Guggenheim, Andranik, Amélie of Orléans, Alfred Hugenberg, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, and Félix Vallotton. Among people deceased in 1939, Philipp Scheidemann ranks 15Before him are Eugen Bleuler, Werner von Fritsch, Anton Makarenko, Douglas Fairbanks, Edward Sapir, and Karl Radek. After him are Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Matthias Sindelar, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Anthony Fokker, Antonio Machado, and Alexander Yegorov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Philipp Scheidemann ranks 611 out of 5,289Before him are Erich Priebke (1913), Max Reger (1873), Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653), Louis Spohr (1784), Erich Hoepner (1886), and Fritz Walter (1920). After him are Arthur Nebe (1894), Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779), Albert, King of Sweden (1340), Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1819), Erich Koch (1896), and Reinhard Gehlen (1902).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Philipp Scheidemann ranks 160Before him are Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629), Hedwig of Silesia (1174), Roman Herzog (1934), Willi Stoph (1914), Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), and Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907). After him are Albert, King of Sweden (1340), Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1819), Erich Koch (1896), Wilhelm Marx (1863), Artur Axmann (1913), and William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852).