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 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 538,303 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Walther Funk is the 1,287th most popular politician (down from 1,272nd in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 146th in 2019) and the 58th most popular 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 1,287 out of 15,577Before him are Æthelred the Unready, Totila, Georgy Lvov, Paul Bocuse, Stateira II, and Camille Desmoulins. After him are Theophilos, Ion Iliescu, Michelle Bachelet, Nitocris, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and Güyük Khan.

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Among people born in 1890, Walther Funk ranks 19Before him are Fritz Lang, Colonel Sanders, Stan Laurel, George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, and Man Ray. After him are Carlos Gardel, Robert Ley, El Lissitzky, Kurt Student, Habibullāh Kalakāni, and Giorgio Morandi. Among people deceased in 1960, Walther Funk ranks 10Before him are Erich Raeder, Melanie Klein, Albert Kesselring, Wilhelm Pieck, Max von Laue, and Amanullah Khan. After him are Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Igor Kurchatov, Fausto Coppi, Aloysius Stepinac, and Said Nursî.

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Among people born in Russia, Walther Funk ranks 142 out of 3,262Before him are Mily Balakirev (1837), Felix Yusupov (1887), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Sergei Yesenin (1895), and Dmitry Donskoy (1350). After him are Ilya Prigogine (1917), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), and Yemelyan Pugachev (1742).


Among politicians born in Russia, Walther Funk ranks 58Before him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Alexei Rykov (1881), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Felix Yusupov (1887), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), and Martti Ahtisaari (1937). After him are Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), Viktor Zubkov (1941), Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (1657), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), and Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690).