Rudolf Hess

1894 - 1987

Rudolf Hess

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 served in 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, serving a life sentence until his suicide in 1987. Hess enlisted as an infantryman at the outbreak of World War I. He was wounded several times over the course of the war and was awarded the Iron Cross, 2nd Class in 1915. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Hess has received more than 5,628,470 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 182nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Rudolf Hess ranks 180 out of 14,801Before him are Mehmed I, David Ben-Gurion, Titus, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Joanna of Castile, and Al Gore. After him are Ariel Sharon, Rodrigo Duterte, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Mehmed IV, Francis II of France, and Ertuğrul.

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

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Among people born in Egypt, Rudolf Hess ranks 17 out of 432Before him are Origen (185), Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), Anthony the Great (251), Plotinus (203), and Hosni Mubarak (1928). After him are Imhotep (-2800), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Anwar Sadat (1918), Nefertari (-1290), and Arius (256).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Rudolf Hess ranks 8Before him are Cleopatra (-69), Akhenaten (-1400), Yasser Arafat (1929), Amenhotep III (-1403), Hatshepsut (-1507), and Hosni Mubarak (1928). After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Anwar Sadat (1918), Khafra (-2550), Seti I (-1323), Khufu (-2700), and Smenkhkare (-1400).

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