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 from 1938 to 1945 and was tried and convicted as a major war criminal by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Sentenced to life in prison, he remained incarcerated until he was released on health grounds in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Funk has received more than 478,229 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Walther Funk is the 1,274th most popular politician (down from 1,238th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Russia (down from 136th 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 1,274 out of 15,710Before him are Stateira II, Alexios III Angelos, Totila, Archduke Otto of Austria, Francis, Duke of Guise, and Stjepan Mesić. After him are Lech Kaczyński, Perseus of Macedon, Briseis, Theodore I Laskaris, Michelle Bachelet, and Johan de Witt.

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Among people born in 1890, Walther Funk ranks 21Before him are Colonel Sanders, Man Ray, George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Carlos Gardel, and El Lissitzky. After him are Robert Ley, Maria Goretti, Kurt Student, Franz Werfel, Fanny Kaplan, and Michael Collins. Among people deceased in 1960, Walther Funk ranks 9Before him are Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, Albert Kesselring, Melanie Klein, Max von Laue, and Wilhelm Pieck. After him are Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Fausto Coppi, Amanullah Khan, J. L. Austin, and Aloysius Stepinac.

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Among people born in Russia, Walther Funk ranks 146 out of 2,688Before him are Feodor II of Russia (1589), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), and El Lissitzky (1890). After him are Semyon Budyonny (1883), Alexander Glazunov (1865), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Stenka Razin (1630), Joseph Brodsky (1940), and Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795).


Among politicians born in Russia, Walther Funk ranks 54Before him are Tokhtamysh (1342), False Dmitry I (1581), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Feodor II of Russia (1589), and Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708). After him are Alexei Rykov (1881), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), Felix Yusupov (1887), Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690), Öz Beg Khan (1282), and Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944).