Theodor Heuss

1884 - 1963

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Theodor Heuss (German: [ˈteːodoːɐ̯ ˈhɔʏs] (listen); 31 January 1884 – 12 December 1963) was a German liberal politician who served as the first president of West Germany from 1949 to 1959. His cordial nature – something of a contrast to the stern character of chancellor Konrad Adenauer – largely contributed to the stabilization of democracy in West Germany during the Wirtschaftswunder years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Heuss has received more than 609,811 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Theodor Heuss is the 1,332nd most popular politician (down from 1,327th in 2019), the 365th most popular biography from Germany (up from 377th in 2019) and the 103rd most popular Politician.

Theodor Heuss was a German politician who served as the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Among politicians, Theodor Heuss ranks 1,332 out of 15,577Before him are Abijah of Judah, David II of Scotland, Ghazan, Jephthah, Lazar of Serbia, and Millard Fillmore. After him are Eleftherios Venizelos, Chlodio, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Polycrates, Christine Lagarde, and Cheoljong of Joseon.

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Among people born in 1884, Theodor Heuss ranks 14Before him are Anton Drexler, İsmet İnönü, Édouard Daladier, Peter Debye, Max Brod, and Franz Halder. After him are Theodor Svedberg, Gaston Bachelard, Auguste Piccard, Walther von Reichenau, Hermann Rorschach, and Friedrich Bergius. Among people deceased in 1963, Theodor Heuss ranks 19Before him are Abd el-Krim, Paul Hindemith, Nâzım Hikmet, Francis Poulenc, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, and Sylvia Plath. After him are Thích Quảng Đức, Yasujirō Ozu, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Rajendra Prasad, Abd al-Karim Qasim, and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Theodor Heuss ranks 365 out of 6,142Before him are Werner Herzog (1942), Gregor Strasser (1892), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Paul Hausser (1880), and Bruno of Cologne (1030). After him are Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Chlodio (393), Peter Behrens (1868), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Max Bruch (1838), and Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Theodor Heuss ranks 103Before him are Fritz Sauckel (1894), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Henry the Lion (1129), Georgy Lvov (1861), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), and Gregor Strasser (1892). After him are Chlodio (393), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Louise Mountbatten (1889), Ernst Thälmann (1886), and Walter Schellenberg (1910).