Uwe Barschel

1944 - 1987

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Uwe Barschel (13 May 1944 – 11 October 1987) was a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who served as Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein from 1982 to 1987. Barschel resigned as Minister-President shortly after he became embroiled in a scandal known as Waterkantgate for alleged spying on his Social Democrat rival during the 1987 state election. On 11 October 1987, nine days after his resignation, Barschel was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Uwe Barschel has received more than 113,384 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Uwe Barschel is the 14,232nd most popular politician (down from 13,703rd in 2019), the 4,505th most popular biography from Germany (down from 4,160th in 2019) and the 1,174th most popular German Politician.

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Over the past year Uwe Barschel has had the most page views in the with 150,562 views, followed by English (12,382), and Danish (2,076). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Danish (128.63%), Egyptian Arabic (43.85%), and Azerbaijani (43.49%)


Among politicians, Uwe Barschel ranks 14,232 out of 19,576Before him are Spyridon Lambros, Sigeberht the Little, Victoire Tomegah Dogbé, Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet, Hailemariam Desalegn, and Lyudvig Chibirov. After him are Johan Ludwig Mowinckel, Hrothgar, Artashumara, Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, Timothy Pickering, and Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

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Among people born in 1944, Uwe Barschel ranks 461Before him are Helmut Dietl, Sergei Solovyov, Bobby Womack, Kansai Yamamoto, Storm Thorgerson, and Sergio Markarián. After him are Ayşen Gruda, Jane Lapotaire, Katsuyoshi Kuwahara, Jon Hiseman, Isao Okano, and Said Musa. Among people deceased in 1987, Uwe Barschel ranks 175Before him are John Mikaelsson, Igor Newerly, Gerhard Fieseler, Charles Stark Draper, Robert Preston, and Alexandru Borbely. After him are James Jesus Angleton, Franjo Wölfl, Igor Ilyinsky, Galo Plaza, Gerald Moore, and Alphonse Alley.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Uwe Barschel ranks 4,505 out of 7,253Before him are Walter Sedlmayr (1926), Ralph Kronig (1904), Joseph Meyer (1796), Rudolf Harbig (1913), Richard Röstel (1872), and Wolfgang Nordwig (1943). After him are Raimond Aumann (1963), Princess Louise of Prussia (1829), Wilhelm Killing (1847), Maxi Herber (1920), Elisabeth Magdalena of Pomerania (1580), and Peter Fleischmann (1937).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Uwe Barschel ranks 1,174Before him are Hermann von Stein (1854), Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1815), Julius Curtius (1877), Gottfried Ludolf Camphausen (1803), Elisabeth Eleonore of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1658), and Richard Röstel (1872). After him are Aleida Assmann (1947), Heinrich Held (1868), Walter Behrendt (1914), Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (1942), Walter Brack (1880), and Günther Beckstein (1943).