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Walter Schellenberg

1910 - 1952

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Walter Friedrich Schellenberg (16 January 1910 – 31 March 1952) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Schellenberg has received more than 894,323 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Walter Schellenberg is the 1,453rd most popular politician (up from 1,488th in 2019), the 399th most popular biography from Germany (up from 430th in 2019) and the 109th most popular German Politician.

Walter Schellenberg was a German intelligence officer and Nazi during World War II. He was the head of the foreign intelligence service of the SS, and he was most famous for his role in Operation Bernhard, which was a plan to destabilize the British economy by flooding the country with forged banknotes.

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Among politicians, Walter Schellenberg ranks 1,453 out of 15,577Before him are Lucius Caesar, Václav Klaus, Christian VI of Denmark, Chilperic I, Thomas Sankara, and Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma. After him are Masinissa, Berengar I of Italy, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Karađorđe, Robert Ley, and Marie of Romania.

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Among people born in 1910, Walter Schellenberg ranks 13Before him are Ingrid of Sweden, Gloria Stuart, Konrad Zuse, Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, and Django Reinhardt. After him are Gerda Taro, Ronald Coase, David Niven, Jacques Monod, Eric Berne, and Dorothy Hodgkin. Among people deceased in 1952, Walter Schellenberg ranks 12Before him are Alexandra Kollontai, Wilm Hosenfeld, Chaim Weizmann, Paul Éluard, Karen Horney, and Benedetto Croce. After him are Elena of Montenegro, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Sven Hedin, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Ferenc Molnár, and Paramahansa Yogananda.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Schellenberg ranks 399 out of 6,142Before him are Ernst Thälmann (1886), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Ernst Busch (1885), Hans Eysenck (1916), Joachim Peiper (1915), and Hans Lippershey (1570). After him are Robert Ley (1890), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Klaus Meine (1948), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Carol I of Romania (1839), and J. Hans D. Jensen (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Walter Schellenberg ranks 109Before him are Theodor Heuss (1884), Chlodio (393), Kurt Georg Kiesinger (1904), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Louise Mountbatten (1889), and Ernst Thälmann (1886). After him are Robert Ley (1890), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Carol I of Romania (1839), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), and Christian V of Denmark (1646).