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Werner Best

1903 - 1989

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Karl Rudolf Werner Best (10 July 1903 – 23 June 1989) was a German jurist, police chief, SS-Obergruppenführer, Nazi Party leader, and theoretician from Darmstadt. He was the first chief of Department 1 of the Gestapo, Nazi Germany's secret police, and initiated a registry of all Jews in Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Werner Best has received more than 425,053 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Werner Best is the 5,462nd most popular politician (down from 4,354th in 2019), the 1,515th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,218th in 2019) and the 455th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Werner Best ranks 5,462 out of 15,577Before him are Suintila, Lennart Bernadotte, Emperor Go-Fushimi, Emperor Seiwa, Zagan Pasha, and Ulrich von Hassell. After him are Magnus IV of Norway, Siraj ud-Daulah, Kalākaua, Árpád Göncz, Hümaşah Sultan, and Joan, Countess of Flanders.

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Among people born in 1903, Werner Best ranks 82Before him are Johannes Heesters, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Benjamin Spock, Sadegh Hedayat, Joan Robinson, and Evelyn Waugh. After him are Charles W. Morris, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Walker Evans, Heinz Reinefarth, Yisrael Kristal, and Gregor Piatigorsky. Among people deceased in 1989, Werner Best ranks 68Before him are Karel Zeman, A. J. Ayer, Barbara W. Tuchman, Minoru Genda, Franklin J. Schaffner, and Leonardo Sciascia. After him are Bernard Blier, Hans Hartung, Boris Skossyreff, Kazimierz Deyna, Victor French, and Pérez Prado.

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Among people born in Germany, Werner Best ranks 1,515 out of 6,142Before him are Salvian (405), Diane Kruger (1976), Richard Glücks (1889), Gondioc (450), Hans Holbein the Elder (1465), and Ulrich von Hassell (1881). After him are Wolf Biermann (1936), Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover (1845), Karl Albrecht (1920), Bernard of Saxe-Weimar (1604), Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg (1578), and Wilhelm Weitling (1808).

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