Robert Schuman

1886 - 1963

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Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Robert Schuman (French: [ʁɔbɛʁ ʃuman]; 29 June 1886 – 4 September 1963) was a Luxembourg-born French statesman. Schuman was a Christian democratic (Popular Republican Movement) political thinker and activist. Twice Prime Minister of France, a reformist Minister of Finance and a Foreign Minister, he was instrumental in building postwar European and trans-Atlantic institutions and was one of the founders of the European Communities, the Council of Europe and NATO. The 1964–1965 academic year at the College of Europe was named in his honour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Schuman has received more than 799,030 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Schuman is the 521st most popular politician (up from 553rd in 2019), the most popular biography from Luxembourg and the most popular Luxembourger Politician.

Robert Schuman is most famous for proposing the Schuman Plan in 1950, which set up the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) that would eventually evolve into the European Union.

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Among politicians, Robert Schuman ranks 521 out of 19,576Before him are Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Dilma Rousseff, Margaret I of Denmark, Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Lucius Verus. After him are Louis I of Hungary, Valerian, Zhou Enlai, Frederick William I of Prussia, Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Amin al-Husseini.

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Among people born in 1886, Robert Schuman ranks 3Before him are David Ben-Gurion, and Alfonso XIII of Spain. After him are Diego Rivera, Oskar Kokoschka, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Manne Siegbahn, Béla Kun, Sergey Kirov, Marc Bloch, René Guénon, and Jean Arp. Among people deceased in 1963, Robert Schuman ranks 9Before him are Lee Harvey Oswald, Pope John XXIII, Robert Frost, Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, and Aldous Huxley. After him are Ngo Dinh Diem, Tristan Tzara, C. S. Lewis, Abd el-Krim, Yasujirō Ozu, and Nâzım Hikmet.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Robert Schuman ranks 1 out of 95After him are Gabriel Lippmann (1845), John of Bohemia (1296), Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1955), Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1896), Jacques Santer (1937), Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921), Jules A. Hoffmann (1941), Ernst von Mansfeld (1580), Gaston Thorn (1928), and Hugo Gernsback (1884).

Among POLITICIANS In Luxembourg

Among politicians born in Luxembourg, Robert Schuman ranks 1After him are John of Bohemia (1296), Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1896), Jacques Santer (1937), Gaston Thorn (1928), Joseph Bech (1887), Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1894), Xavier Bettel (1973), Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg (1922), Michel Théato (1878), and Viviane Reding (1951).