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Samuel Schmid

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Samuel Schmid (born 8 January 1947) is a Swiss politician who served as a Member of the Swiss Federal Council from 2000 to 2008. He was the head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (notably acting as a defense minister for Switzerland). Schmid was born in Rüti bei Büren, Canton of Bern. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Schmid has received more than 50,808 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Samuel Schmid is the 11,831st most popular politician (down from 11,367th in 2019), the 360th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 355th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Swiss Politician.

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Among politicians, Samuel Schmid ranks 11,831 out of 15,577Before him are Mohammed Mzali, Pasteur Bizimungu, Carlos Lleras Restrepo, Vladimir Smirnov, Stanko Todorov, and Setut. After him are Ramush Haradinaj, Lucius Caecilius Metellus Calvus, King Kao of Zhou, Johan Wilhelm Rangell, Steingrímur Hermannsson, and Alice Milliat.

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Among people born in 1947, Samuel Schmid ranks 331Before him are Octavia E. Butler, Roy Raymond, Joseph Daul, Theo de Jong, Nobuo Kawakami, and Wenche Myhre. After him are Lynn Anderson, Minnie Riperton, Coline Serreau, Frédéric Mitterrand, Anny Duperey, and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Samuel Schmid ranks 360 out of 876Before him are Françoise Giroud (1916), Johann Baptist Cysat (1585), Jules Gilliéron (1854), Eugeniusz Bodo (1899), Yann Sommer (1988), and Peter Bichsel (1935). After him are Georges Miez (1904), Adolf Ogi (1942), Mattia Binotto (1969), Fernán Caballero (1796), Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777), and Johann III Bernoulli (1744).

Among POLITICIANS In Switzerland

Among politicians born in Switzerland, Samuel Schmid ranks 52Before him are Maximilian Ulysses Browne (1705), Walter Hauser (1837), Orgetorix (null), Henri Druey (1799), Walter Thurnherr (1963), and Pierre Tirard (1827). After him are Adolf Ogi (1942), Alois Estermann (1954), Jakob Dubs (1822), Aegidius Tschudi (1505), Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice (1972), and Elisabeth Kopp (1936).