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 474,139 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Walther Rathenau is the 1,831st most popular politician (down from 1,810th in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from Germany (down from 486th in 2019) and the 138th most popular German 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, Walther Rathenau ranks 1,831 out of 15,710Before him are Maria Anna of Savoy, Frederick the Fair, Wang Zhaojun, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Karl Renner, and Eric the Victorious. After him are Quintus Sertorius, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Hyejong of Goryeo, Brasidas, and Jean Parisot de Valette.

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Among people born in 1867, Walther Rathenau ranks 17Before him are Madam C. J. Walker, Pierre Bonnard, Emily Greene Balch, Käthe Kollwitz, Natsume Sōseki, and Prince Maximilian of Baden. After him are Enrique Granados, Maxime Weygand, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Johannes Fibiger, Margaret Brown, and Irving Fisher. Among people deceased in 1922, Walther Rathenau ranks 12Before him are Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Djemal Pasha, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Hermann Rorschach, and Fredrik Bajer. After him are Ernest Shackleton, Vittorio Monti, Georges Sorel, Ernest Solvay, Michael Collins, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in Germany, Walther Rathenau ranks 520 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Udet (1896), Julius von Mayer (1814), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Luz Long (1913), Michael Thonet (1796), and Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867). After him are Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Hans Fischer (1881), Victoria of Baden (1862), August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), and Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1879).

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