Rudolf Höss

1901 - 1947

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Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss (also Höß, Hoeß, or Hoess; 25 November 1901 – 16 April 1947) was a German SS officer during the Nazi era who, after the defeat of Nazi Germany, was convicted for war crimes. Höss was the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp (from 4 May 1940 to November 1943, and again from 8 May 1944 to 18 January 1945). He tested and implemented means to accelerate Hitler's order to systematically exterminate the Jewish population of Nazi-occupied Europe, known as the Final Solution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Höss has received more than 3,160,196 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Rudolf Höss is the 469th most popular politician (up from 509th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Germany (up from 150th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular German Politician.

Rudolf Höss was a high-ranking Nazi SS officer who served as the commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He was arrested by British forces in 1946, and was tried in 1947 in Poland for war crimes, sentenced to death, and executed by hanging on April 16, 1947.

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Among politicians, Rudolf Höss ranks 469 out of 15,710Before him are Shivaji, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Albert II of Germany, Alexander Lukashenko, Atahualpa, and Gaiseric. After him are Severus Alexander, Shah Jahan, George I of Greece, Margaret I of Denmark, Yazid I, and Constantine II of Greece.

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Among people born in 1901, Rudolf Höss ranks 11Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, and Sukarno. After him are Clark Gable, Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, Alberto Giacometti, Gary Cooper, and Paul of Greece. Among people deceased in 1947, Rudolf Höss ranks 5Before him are Max Planck, Henry Ford, Al Capone, and Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. After him are Aleister Crowley, Philipp Lenard, Kurt Lewin, Christian X of Denmark, Victor Horta, Jozef Tiso, and Raoul Wallenberg.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Höss ranks 136 out of 5,289Before him are Pope Joan (null), Franz von Papen (1879), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Meister Eckhart (1260), George I of Great Britain (1660), and Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845). After him are Georg Simmel (1858), Max Ernst (1891), Agrippina the Younger (15), Max Müller (1823), Johann Pachelbel (1653), and George II of Great Britain (1683).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Rudolf Höss ranks 32Before him are Henry the Fowler (876), Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Franz von Papen (1879), George I of Great Britain (1660), and Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845). After him are Agrippina the Younger (15), George II of Great Britain (1683), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Augustus II the Strong (1670), and Frederick William III of Prussia (1770).