Ursula von der Leyen

1958 - Today

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Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen (German: [ˈʊʁzula ˈɡɛʁtʁuːt fɔn deːɐ̯ ˈlaɪən] ; née Albrecht; born 8 October 1958) is a German physician and politician serving as the 13th president of the European Commission since 2019. She served in the German federal government between 2005 and 2019, holding successive positions in Angela Merkel's cabinet, most recently as federal minister of defence. Von der Leyen is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its affiliated europarty, the European People's Party (EPP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ursula von der Leyen has received more than 6,235,431 page views. Her biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Ursula von der Leyen is the 376th most popular politician (up from 465th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 18th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Belgian Politician.

Ursula von der Leyen is a German politician and the current Federal Minister of Defence. She is the first woman to hold this position.

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  • 88

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Over the past year Ursula von der Leyen has had the most page views in the with 1,044,252 views, followed by German (750,569), and French (373,287). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Khmer (1,304.29%), Wu Chinese (202.26%), and Lombard (194.45%)


Among politicians, Ursula von der Leyen ranks 376 out of 19,576Before her are Indira Gandhi, Patrice Lumumba, William the Silent, Henry II of England, John III Sobieski, and Willy Brandt. After her are Cambyses II, Cnut the Great, Ögedei Khan, Frederick III, German Emperor, Taejo of Joseon, and Henry VII of England.

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Among people born in 1958, Ursula von der Leyen ranks 2Before her is Michael Jackson. After her are Madonna, Olaf Scholz, Tim Burton, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Andrea Bocelli, Sharon Stone, Gary Oldman, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Kate Bush, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Ursula von der Leyen ranks 15 out of 1,190Before her are Gerardus Mercator (1512), Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Andreas Vesalius (1514), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), and Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908). After her are Philip I of Castile (1478), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Frans Hals (1582), Orlande de Lassus (1534), Georges Simenon (1903), and Mary of Burgundy (1457).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Ursula von der Leyen ranks 6Before her are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500), Pepin the Short (715), Clovis I (466), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), and Leopold III of Belgium (1901). After her are Philip I of Castile (1478), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Samo (600), and Baudouin of Belgium (1930).