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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 111,308 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Uwe Barschel is the 14,018th most popular politician (down from 12,454th in 2019), the 4,173rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,753rd in 2019) and the 1,147th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Uwe Barschel ranks 14,018 out of 15,577Before him are Nezihe Muhiddin, Alan Bullock, Manfred Weber, Sushil Koirala, Senusret IV, and Alexandros Papanastasiou. After him are Vyacheslav Volodin, André Labatut, Bodil Katharine Biørn, Wehha of East Anglia, John Julius Norwich, and Zenonis.

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Among people born in 1944, Uwe Barschel ranks 439Before him are Abaz Arslanagić, Yoshio Kikugawa, Erik Pettersson, Johnny Isakson, Li Changchun, and Dennis Russell Davies. After him are Bernd Bransch, Jonelle Allen, Helmut Dietl, Sergio Markarián, Isao Okano, and Eddie Gómez. Among people deceased in 1987, Uwe Barschel ranks 181Before him are František Šafránek, J. Lawton Collins, Ethel Catherwood, Elizabeth Hartman, Óscar Bonfiglio, and Paul Martin. After him are Hans Gál, Metaksia Simonyan, Heðin Brú, Galo Plaza, Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, and Giovanni Arpino.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Uwe Barschel ranks 4,173 out of 6,142Before him are Christian Ziege (1972), Franz Ehrle (1845), Günther Beckstein (1943), Matthias Reim (1957), Manfred Weber (1972), and Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1744). After him are Corona Schröter (1751), Niklas Süle (1995), Ursula Franklin (1921), Ursula Karven (1964), Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (1942), and Sonja Graf (1908).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Uwe Barschel ranks 1,147Before him are Jürgen Möllemann (1945), Norbert Blüm (1935), Kurt Biedenkopf (1930), Heiko Maas (1966), Günther Beckstein (1943), and Manfred Weber (1972). After him are Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (1942), Aleida Assmann (1947), Wilferd Madelung (1930), Richard Röstel (1872), Christian Lindner (1979), and Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg (1839).