Richard von Weizsäcker

1920 - 2015

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Richard Karl Freiherr von Weizsäcker (German: [ˈʁɪçaʁt fɔn ˈvaɪtszɛkɐ] (listen); 15 April 1920 – 31 January 2015) was a German politician (CDU), who served as President of Germany from 1984 to 1994 (of West Germany 1984–1990 and of the reunited Germany 1990–1994). Born into the Weizsäcker family, who were part of the German nobility, he took his first public offices in the Evangelical Church in Germany. A member of the CDU since 1954, Weizsäcker was elected as a member of parliament at the 1969 elections. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard von Weizsäcker has received more than 455,022 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Richard von Weizsäcker is the 1,820th most popular politician (down from 1,636th in 2019), the 516th most popular biography from Germany (down from 438th in 2019) and the 136th most popular German Politician.

Richard von Weizsäcker is most famous for being the president of Germany from 1984 to 1994.

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Among politicians, Richard von Weizsäcker ranks 1,820 out of 15,710Before him are Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Henry II of Castile, Edgar the Peaceful, Ferdinand I of Naples, and Charles VIII of Sweden. After him are Qa'a, Edward the Martyr, Li Keqiang, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Maria Anna of Savoy, and Frederick the Fair.

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Among people born in 1920, Richard von Weizsäcker ranks 26Before him are Boris Vian, Frank Herbert, Melina Mercouri, Amália Rodrigues, John Demjanjuk, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. After him are Owen Chamberlain, Mickey Rooney, Walter Matthau, Ravi Shankar, François Jacob, and Douglass North. Among people deceased in 2015, Richard von Weizsäcker ranks 24Before him are Josef Masopust, Kim Young-sam, Maya Plisetskaya, Kenan Evren, Ulrich Beck, and Otto Carius. After him are Oliver Sacks, Laura Antonelli, Manoel de Oliveira, Nicholas Winton, James Last, and Colleen McCullough.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Richard von Weizsäcker ranks 516 out of 5,289Before him are Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), Moritz Schlick (1882), Bruno Bauer (1809), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Ernst Udet (1896), and Julius von Mayer (1814). After him are Luz Long (1913), Michael Thonet (1796), Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), Walther Rathenau (1867), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), and Hans Fischer (1881).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Richard von Weizsäcker ranks 136Before him are Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), and John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503). After him are Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), Walther Rathenau (1867), Victoria of Baden (1862), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), Julia Drusilla (16), and Otto Strasser (1897).