Walter Hallstein

1901 - 1982

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Walter Hallstein (17 November 1901 – 29 March 1982) was a German academic, diplomat and statesman who was the first President of the Commission of the European Economic Community and one of the founding fathers of the European Union. Hallstein began his academic career in the 1920s Weimar Republic and became Germany's youngest law professor in 1930, at the age of 29. During World War II he served as a First Lieutenant in the German Army in France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Hallstein has received more than 358,295 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Walter Hallstein is the 2,821st most popular politician (down from 2,389th in 2019), the 787th most popular biography from Germany (down from 636th in 2019) and the 214th most popular German Politician.

Walter Hallstein is most famous for his work in the European Union. He was the first president of the European Commission and is credited with the idea of the European Economic Community.

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Among politicians, Walter Hallstein ranks 2,821 out of 15,710Before him are Marcel Cerdan, Eleonora Gonzaga, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Bagoas, Charles VII of Sweden, and Ottokar I of Bohemia. After him are Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Qutb al-Din Aibak, Wilfred the Hairy, Emperor Higashiyama, Émile Lahoud, and Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange.

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Among people born in 1901, Walter Hallstein ranks 51Before him are Milada Horáková, Lee Strasberg, Itzhak Stern, Henri Lefebvre, Jaroslav Seifert, and Salvatore Quasimodo. After him are Zhang Xueliang, José Nasazzi, Vincent du Vigneaud, José Leandro Andrade, Luis Monti, and Ludwig von Bertalanffy. Among people deceased in 1982, Walter Hallstein ranks 41Before him are Cevdet Sunay, Lee Strasberg, Ivan Bagramyan, Walther Wenck, Peter Weiss, and William Giauque. After him are Anna German, Varlam Shalamov, Władysław Gomułka, Thelonious Monk, Hugo Theorell, and Gershom Scholem.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Hallstein ranks 787 out of 5,289Before him are Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), Gertrude the Great (1256), Berti Vogts (1946), Eduard Dietl (1890), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (1715), and Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843). After him are Theodor Fontane (1819), Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), Richard Baer (1911), Else Lasker-Schüler (1869), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), and Heinrich Lübke (1894).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Walter Hallstein ranks 214Before him are Julius Schreck (1898), Otto Ernst Remer (1912), Gudrun Burwitz (1929), Juana Bormann (1893), Anna Leopoldovna (1718), and Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern (1835). After him are Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821), Richard Baer (1911), Heinrich Lübke (1894), Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865), and Gotthard Kettler (1517).