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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 the United Kingdom's exit from the Second World War. He was taken prisoner and eventually convicted of crimes against peace. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Hess has received more than 8,106,506 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 68 in 2019). Rudolf Hess is the 209th most popular politician (down from 206th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 20th in 2019) and the 7th 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 209 out of 15,577Before him are Cleisthenes, Slobodan Milošević, Heraclius, George VI, Mahidevran, and Alexander III of Russia. After him are Mehmed VI, Yuri Andropov, Tomyris, Brutus the Younger, Xi Jinping, and Ferdinand I of Austria.

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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, Georges Lemaître, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Boris III of Bulgaria, John Ford, Jean Renoir, 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, Lawrence Kohlberg, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Pola Negri, and Andrey Kolmogorov.

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Among people born in Egypt, Rudolf Hess ranks 18 out of 582Before him are Joshua (-1355), Amenhotep III (-1403), Origen (185), Anthony the Great (251), Imhotep (-2800), and Plotinus (203). After him are Hosni Mubarak (1928), Anwar Sadat (1918), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Nefertari (-1290), Dalida (1933), and Hagar (-1800).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Rudolf Hess ranks 7Before him are Cleopatra (-69), Tutankhamun (-1341), Akhenaten (-1400), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), and Amenhotep III (-1403). After him are Hosni Mubarak (1928), Anwar Sadat (1918), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Seti I (-1323), Khafra (-2550), and Caesarion (-47).