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Walther Rathenau

1867 - 1922

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Walther Rathenau (29 September 1867 – 24 June 1922) was a German industrialist, writer and liberal politician. During the First World War of 1914–1918 he was involved in the organization of the German war economy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Rathenau has received more than 555,909 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Walther Rathenau is the 2,333rd most popular politician (down from 1,828th in 2019), the 631st most popular biography from Germany (down from 520th in 2019) and the 172nd most popular Politician.

Walther Rathenau was a German industrialist and statesman who was assassinated in 1922. He was most famous for being the first foreign minister of the Weimar Republic.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Walther Rathenau ranks 2,333 out of 15,577Before him are Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Richard I of Normandy, Jie of Xia, Psamtik III, Şehzade Abdullah, and Chryseis. After him are Eudokia Makrembolitissa, Pepin of Italy, Thomas Palaiologos, Dmitry Ustinov, Kim Jong-suk, and Tancred, King of Sicily.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1867, Walther Rathenau ranks 21Before him are Prince Maximilian of Baden, Percy Fawcett, Enrique Granados, Johannes Fibiger, Stanley Baldwin, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. After him are Irving Fisher, Władysław Reymont, Hector Guimard, Margaret Brown, Umberto Giordano, and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1922, Walther Rathenau ranks 19Before him are Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Georges Sorel, Vittorio Monti, Ernest Solvay, Michael Collins, and Nellie Bly. After him are Yamagata Aritomo, Henri Désiré Landru, Andrey Markov, Rudolf Kjellén, Alessandro Moreschi, and Léon Bonnat.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walther Rathenau ranks 631 out of 6,142Before him are Erich Priebke (1913), Johannes Rau (1931), August Bebel (1840), Hans Morgenthau (1904), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), and Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978). After him are Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Werner von Haeften (1908), Anna Anderson (1896), Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837), Jakob Fugger (1459), and Rudolf Otto (1869).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Walther Rathenau ranks 172Before him are Roman Herzog (1934), Erich Koch (1896), William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852), Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (1727), Johannes Rau (1931), and August Bebel (1840). After him are Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Werner von Haeften (1908), Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837), Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), and Elsa Einstein (1876).