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 34,386 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Samuel Schmid is the 11,386th most popular politician (down from 9,905th in 2019), the 355th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 272nd in 2019) and the 51st most popular Swiss Politician.

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Among politicians, Samuel Schmid ranks 11,386 out of 15,710Before him are Thrasymedes, Ramón Castro Ruz, Philippe Cattiau, Mike Moore, John Atta Mills, and Konstantinos Paspatis. After him are Uchida Kōsai, Marduk-apla-iddina I, Hong Song-nam, Ángel María Villar, Dominique Mbonyumutwa, and Gediminas Kirkilas.

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Among people born in 1947, Samuel Schmid ranks 320Before him are Peer Steinbrück, Frédéric Mitterrand, Ján Pivarník, Hitoshi Igarashi, Mel Collins, and László Fazekas. After him are José Luis Cuerda, George Kobayashi, Afeni Shakur, Franco Trappoli, Roy Raymond, and Melanie.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Samuel Schmid ranks 355 out of 749Before him are Heinrich Zollinger (1818), Jacques-Louis Soret (1827), Charles Antenen (1929), Karl Schenk (1823), Pierre Tirard (1827), and Tariq Ramadan (1962). After him are Gustav Wiederkehr (1905), Anita Traversi (1937), Stéphane Chapuisat (1969), Johannes Müller Argoviensis (1828), Stefano Franscini (1796), and Robert Ballaman (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In Switzerland

Among politicians born in Switzerland, Samuel Schmid ranks 51Before him are Bernhard Hammer (1822), Guy Parmelin (1959), Constant Fornerod (1819), Walter Thurnherr (1963), Karl Schenk (1823), and Pierre Tirard (1827). After him are Stefano Franscini (1796), Adolf Ogi (1942), Flavio Cotti (1939), Walter Hauser (1837), Louis Ruchonnet (1834), and Wilhelm Matthias Naeff (1802).