Theodor Heuss

1884 - 1963

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Theodor Heuss (German: [ˈte:odɔɐ 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 568,337 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Theodor Heuss is the 1,329th most popular politician (up from 1,449th in 2019), the 377th most popular biography from Germany (up from 403rd in 2019) and the 100th most popular German 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 1,329 out of 15,710Before him are Berke, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, La Malinche, Libius Severus, Frederick I of Denmark, and Tancred, Prince of Galilee. After him are Lucullus, Qin Er Shi, Harald Hardrada, Makarios III, Creon, and Miguel Primo de Rivera.

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Among people born in 1884, Theodor Heuss ranks 16Before him are Max Brod, Édouard Daladier, Peter Debye, Franz Halder, Walther von Reichenau, and Gaston Bachelard. After him are Auguste Piccard, Hermann Rorschach, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Theodor Svedberg, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Casimir Funk. Among people deceased in 1963, Theodor Heuss ranks 19Before him are Nâzım Hikmet, Paul Hindemith, Abd el-Krim, Francis Poulenc, Yasujirō Ozu, and Sylvia Plath. After him are Thích Quảng Đức, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Carmen Amaya, Theodore von Kármán, and Abd al-Karim Qasim.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Theodor Heuss ranks 377 out of 5,289Before him are Paul Hausser (1880), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), and Wilhelm Maybach (1846). After him are Hans Krebs (1898), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Gregor Strasser (1892), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), and Christian V of Denmark (1646).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Theodor Heuss ranks 100Before him are Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Henry the Lion (1129), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Louis the Child (893), Hans Fritzsche (1900), and Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845). After him are Gregor Strasser (1892), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Ernst Thälmann (1886), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Carol I of Romania (1839), and Friedrich Ratzel (1844).