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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 1,171,118 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 64 in 2019). Walter Ulbricht is the 799th most popular politician (down from 775th in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from Germany (down from 218th in 2019) and the 63rd 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 799 out of 15,577Before him are Shapur I, Robert I, Duke of Normandy, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Hassan II of Morocco, Isabella II of Spain, and İsmet İnönü. After him are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Charles II of England, Stanisław August Poniatowski, Paul of Greece, and Valentinian I.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Ulbricht ranks 221 out of 6,142Before him are Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Levi Strauss (1829), Hans Zimmer (1957), Hans Memling (1435), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729). After him are Eduard Bernstein (1850), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Nico (1938), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Thomas Müntzer (1489), and Herbert Marcuse (1898).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Walter Ulbricht ranks 63Before him are Conrad III of Germany (1093), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), Anton Drexler (1884), and Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361). After him are Eduard Bernstein (1850), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1016), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), and Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086).