Rudolf Höss

1901 - 1947

Rudolf Höss

Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss (also Höß, Hoeß or Hoess; 25 November 1901 – 16 April 1947) was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) functionary during the Nazi era who was later convicted as a war criminal. He was the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. He tested and implemented means to accelerate Hitler's plan 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 2,607,885 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 514th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Rudolf Höss ranks 510 out of 14,801Before him are Emperor Gaozu of Han, Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, John, King of England, Chagatai Khan, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, and John II of France. After him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Zenobia, Baibars, Manuel I Komnenos, Geronimo, and Georges Clemenceau.

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Among people born in 1901, Rudolf Höss ranks 12Before him are Jacques Lacan, Louis Armstrong, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Linus Pauling, Sukarno, and Fulgencio Batista. After him are Alberto Giacometti, Leopold III of Belgium, Magda Goebbels, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, and Ngo Dinh Diem. Among people deceased in 1947, Rudolf Höss ranks 7Before him are Max Planck, Henry Ford, Al Capone, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Philipp Lenard, and Aleister Crowley. After him are Kurt Lewin, Victor Horta, Jozef Tiso, Christian X of Denmark, Raoul Wallenberg, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Höss ranks 150 out of 3,763Before him are Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Thomas Müntzer (1489), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Otto Hahn (1879), and Oswald Spengler (1880). After him are Johann Pachelbel (1653), Agrippina the Younger (15), Alfred Wegener (1880), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), and Erich Raeder (1876).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Rudolf Höss ranks 36Before him are Franz von Papen (1879), Augustus II the Strong (1670), George I of Great Britain (1660), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), and Leopold I of Belgium (1790). After him are Agrippina the Younger (15), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), and Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795).

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