Walther Funk

1890 - 1960

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Walther Funk (18 August 1890 – 31 May 1960) was a German economist and Nazi official who served as Reich Minister for Economic Affairs (1938–1945) and president of Reichsbank (1939–1945). During his incumbency, he oversaw the mobilization of the German economy for rearmament and arrangement of forced labor in concentration camps. After the war he was tried and convicted as a major war criminal by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Funk has received more than 673,073 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Walther Funk is the 1,419th most popular politician (down from 1,274th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Russia (down from 141st in 2019) and the 54th most popular Russian Politician.

Walther Funk was a German Nazi politician who served as the President of the Reichsbank under Adolf Hitler. Funk was also the Minister of Economics and President of the Reichsrat from 1943 to 1945.

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Among politicians, Walther Funk ranks 1,419 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Guangwu of Han, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Masoud Barzani, Justin II, Isaias Afwerki, and Princess Benedikte of Denmark. After him are Jean-Claude Juncker, Constantine X Doukas, Mohammed VI of Morocco, Philip of Swabia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and Alexios III Angelos.

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Among people born in 1890, Walther Funk ranks 20Before him are George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Colonel Sanders, Stan Laurel, Man Ray, and Carlos Gardel. After him are Robert Ley, Fanny Kaplan, El Lissitzky, Franz Werfel, Kurt Student, and Michael Collins. Among people deceased in 1960, Walther Funk ranks 10Before him are Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, Paula Hitler, Albert Kesselring, Wilhelm Pieck, and Melanie Klein. After him are Amanullah Khan, Fausto Coppi, Igor Kurchatov, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Aloysius Stepinac, and Said Nursî.

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Among people born in Russia, Walther Funk ranks 145 out of 3,761Before him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Mily Balakirev (1837), and Georgi Plekhanov (1856). After him are Alexei Kosygin (1904), Sergey Shoygu (1955), Gala Dalí (1894), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), and Semyon Budyonny (1883).


Among politicians born in Russia, Walther Funk ranks 54Before him are False Dmitry I (1581), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Alexei Rykov (1881), and Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897). After him are Sergey Shoygu (1955), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), Feodor II of Russia (1589), Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), and Öz Beg Khan (1282).