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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 376,797 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Walter Scheel is the 2,504th most popular politician (up from 2,522nd in 2019), the 668th most popular biography from Germany (up from 693rd in 2019) and the 185th 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

Among politicians, Walter Scheel ranks 2,504 out of 15,577Before him are Ma Chao, Yazid II, Lee Teng-hui, Menkauhor Kaiu, Ahmad Shah Durrani, and Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony. After him are Yuan Shu, George, King of Saxony, Gustav Heinemann, Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, and Sima Zhao.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1919, Walter Scheel ranks 21Before him are Choi Kyu-hah, Donald Pleasence, Kim Jong-suk, Gerhard Barkhorn, Fausto Coppi, and Pierre Trudeau. After him are Hans-Joachim Marseille, Boris Shcherbina, Dino De Laurentiis, Jack Palance, Lex Barker, and Leon Festinger. Among people deceased in 2016, Walter Scheel ranks 38Before him are Nancy Reagan, Věra Čáslavská, Bernardo Provenzano, Gene Wilder, George Gaynes, and James Cronin. After him are Hilary Putnam, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Michael Cimino, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, René Angélil, and Robert Vaughn.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Scheel ranks 668 out of 6,142Before him are George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), Erich Mielke (1907), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860), Ottmar Hitzfeld (1949), and Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722). After him are George, King of Saxony (1832), Gustav Heinemann (1899), Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929), and Otto Ernst Remer (1912).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Walter Scheel ranks 185Before him are Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), Carlos Kleiber (1930), John William Friso, Prince of Orange (1687), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), Erich Mielke (1907), and Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722). After him are George, King of Saxony (1832), Gustav Heinemann (1899), Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910), Otto Ernst Remer (1912), and Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (1797).