Walter Ulbricht

1893 - 1973

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Walter Ernst Paul Ulbricht (German: [ˈvaltɐ ˈʔʊlbʁɪçt]; 30 June 1893 – 1 August 1973) was a German communist politician. Ulbricht played a leading role in the creation of the Weimar-era Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and later (after spending the years of Nazi rule in exile in France and the Soviet Union) in the early development and establishment of the German Democratic Republic. As the First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party from 1950 to 1971, he was the chief decision-maker in East Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Ulbricht has received more than 1,021,977 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Walter Ulbricht is the 776th most popular politician (down from 722nd in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from Germany (down from 201st in 2019) and the 57th most popular German Politician.

Walter Ulbricht was the first secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, and he is most famous for his role in the creation of the Berlin Wall.

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Among politicians, Walter Ulbricht ranks 776 out of 15,710Before him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, François Hollande, Trygve Lie, Alexander Kerensky, Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, and Lavrentiy Beria. After him are Justin I, Harald Bluetooth, Simon of Cyrene, Petronius Maximus, Chaim Weizmann, and Enver Pasha.

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Among people born in 1893, Walter Ulbricht ranks 9Before him are Joan Miró, Ip Man, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky. After him are Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, Draža Mihailović, Karl Mannheim, Soong Ching-ling, and Harold Lloyd. Among people deceased in 1973, Walter Ulbricht ranks 15Before him are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, Pearl S. Buck, Henri Charrière, Ivan Konev, and Abebe Bikila. After him are Max Horkheimer, Ludwig von Mises, İsmet İnönü, Paavo Nurmi, John Ford, and Hans Kelsen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Ulbricht ranks 218 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Carl Schmitt (1888), and Franz Marc (1880). After him are Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Karl May (1842), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Max Horkheimer (1895), Michael Ende (1929), and Wilhelm Frick (1877).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Walter Ulbricht ranks 57Before him are Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926). After him are Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Irma Grese (1923), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), and Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620).