Waldemar Hoven

1903 - 1948

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Waldemar Hoven (10 February 1903 – 2 June 1948) was a Nazi physician at Buchenwald concentration camp, and convicted war criminal for conducting human experiments regarding typhus which led to the deaths of many concentration camp prisoners, and as one of the organizers of the euthanasia program Aktion T4; this Nazi initiative resulted in the systematic murder of 275,000 to 300,000 disabled people. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Waldemar Hoven has received more than 182,862 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Waldemar Hoven is the 200th most popular physician (down from 158th in 2019), the 1,383rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,014th in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Physician.

Waldemar Hoven is most famous for his work with German Expressionism. He was a painter, graphic artist, and art critic.

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Among physicians, Waldemar Hoven ranks 200 out of 726Before him are Peter Agre, Paul Gachet, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Neferkare Neby, Albert Calmette, and Ludwig Guttmann. After him are Zhang Zhongjing, Bernardino Ramazzini, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Asclepiades of Bithynia, Emil du Bois-Reymond, and Li Shizhen.

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Among people born in 1903, Waldemar Hoven ranks 72Before him are Louis Leakey, Irving Stone, Erskine Caldwell, Joan Robinson, Sadegh Hedayat, and Fritz Bauer. After him are Kim Chaek, Maria Reiche, Johannes Heesters, Henry Corbin, Werner Best, and Bob Hope. Among people deceased in 1948, Waldemar Hoven ranks 49Before him are Josef Bühler, Dieter Wisliceny, Rudolf Brandt, Seishirō Itagaki, Otto Rasch, and Kenji Doihara. After him are Princess Henriette of Belgium, Wolfram Sievers, Viktor Brack, Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, Feng Yuxiang, and Béla Miklós.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Waldemar Hoven ranks 1,383 out of 7,253Before him are Günter Guillaume (1927), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Otto Kumm (1909), Isidor Straus (1845), Fritz Bauer (1903), and Albert III, Duke of Bavaria (1401). After him are Georg Stumme (1886), Philipp Bouhler (1899), Diane Kruger (1976), Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1694), Annemarie Schimmel (1922), and Fabian von Schlabrendorff (1907).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Waldemar Hoven ranks 28Before him are Engelbert Kaempfer (1651), August von Wassermann (1866), Werner Haase (1900), Leonhart Fuchs (1501), Sebastian Kneipp (1821), and Ludwig Guttmann (1899). After him are Emil du Bois-Reymond (1818), Ernst-Günther Schenck (1904), August Oetker (1862), Adolf Eugen Fick (1829), Franciscus Sylvius (1614), and Karl Adolph von Basedow (1799).