Walter Scheel

1919 - 2016

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Walter Scheel (German: [ˈvaltɐ ˈʃeːl] (listen); 8 July 1919 – 24 August 2016) was a German statesman. A member of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP), he first served in government as the Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development from 1961 to 1966 and later as President of Germany from 1974 to 1979. He led the FDP from 1968 to 1974.During the chancellorship of Willy Brandt, Scheel was Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Vice Chancellor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Scheel has received more than 354,365 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Walter Scheel is the 2,526th most popular politician (up from 2,945th in 2019), the 693rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 772nd in 2019) and the 186th most popular German Politician.

Walter Scheel was a politician in Germany who served as the Vice Chancellor of West Germany from 1969 to 1974. He is most famous for his role in the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.

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Among politicians, Walter Scheel ranks 2,526 out of 15,710Before him are Bartolomeo Eustachi, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Alcinous, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Kārlis Ulmanis, and Hans-Georg von Friedeburg. After him are Gerard de Ridefort, Basiliscus, François Grimaldi, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Samora Machel, and Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois.

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Among people born in 1919, Walter Scheel ranks 28Before him are Siad Barre, Matilde Camus, Lino Ventura, Lex Barker, Jack Palance, and Iris Murdoch. After him are Pierre Trudeau, Dino De Laurentiis, James Lovelock, Andreas Papandreou, Moïse Tshombe, and Godfrey Hounsfield. Among people deceased in 2016, Walter Scheel ranks 43Before him are George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, George Martin, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. After him are George Gaynes, Michael Cimino, Ray Tomlinson, Ettore Scola, James Cronin, and Harry Kroto.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Scheel ranks 693 out of 5,289Before him are Hans von Aachen (1552), Franz Ziereis (1905), Werner von Haeften (1908), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), and Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1846). After him are Frei Otto (1925), Andreas Baader (1943), Josef Albers (1888), Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), Max Wolf (1863), and Maurice de Saxe (1696).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Walter Scheel ranks 186Before him are Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), Elsa Einstein (1876), Karl Carstens (1914), Franz Ziereis (1905), and Werner von Haeften (1908). After him are Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801), Alfred Hugenberg (1865), George, King of Saxony (1832), and Edith Frank (1900).