Rudolf Hess

1894 - 1987

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Rudolf Walter Richard Hess (Heß in German; 26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987) was a German politician and a leading member of the Nazi Party in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, Hess held that position until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom during World War II. He was taken prisoner and eventually convicted of crimes against peace. He was still serving his life sentence at the time of his suicide in 1987. Hess enlisted as an infantryman in the Imperial German Army at the outbreak of World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Hess has received more than 7,784,334 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Rudolf Hess is the 206th most popular politician (down from 180th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 17th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Rudolf Hess was a high-ranking Nazi official who attempted to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom during World War II. He was captured by the British and later convicted of crimes against peace and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Among politicians, Rudolf Hess ranks 206 out of 15,710Before him are Frederick the Great, Silvio Berlusconi, Odoacer, Slobodan Milošević, Henry VII of England, and Catherine I of Russia. After him are Akbar, Charles X of France, Napoleon II, Emperor Meiji, William the Silent, and Empress Dowager Cixi.

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Among people born in 1894, Rudolf Hess ranks 3Before him are Nikita Khrushchev and Gavrilo Princip. After him are Edward VIII, Aldous Huxley, Maximilian Kolbe, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Georges Lemaître, Boris III of Bulgaria, Jean Renoir, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1987, Rudolf Hess ranks 2Before him is Andy Warhol. After him are Louis de Broglie, Carl Rogers, Dalida, Lawrence Kohlberg, Primo Levi, Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, and Pola Negri.

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Among people born in Egypt, Rudolf Hess ranks 20 out of 520Before him are Imhotep (-2800), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Plotinus (203), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Anthony the Great (251), and Anwar Sadat (1918). After him are Catherine of Alexandria (287), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Hero of Alexandria (10), Diophantus (201), Khafra (-2550), and Seti I (-1323).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Rudolf Hess ranks 10Before him are Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Amenhotep III (-1403), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), and Anwar Sadat (1918). After him are Khafra (-2550), Seti I (-1323), Khufu (-2700), Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), and Baibars (1223).