Werner Best

1903 - 1989

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Karl Rudolf Werner Best (10 July 1903 – 23 June 1989) was a German Nazi, jurist, police chief, SS-Obergruppenführer, and 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 309,924 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Werner Best is the 4,360th most popular politician (up from 4,928th in 2019), the 1,218th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,292nd in 2019) and the 351st most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Werner Best ranks 4,360 out of 15,710Before him are Georgy Pyatakov, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Leonidas of Rhodes, Ehud, Dengizich, and Merikare. After him are Stephen Bocskai, Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Bohemond II of Antioch, Princess Josephine of Baden, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, and Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in 1903, Werner Best ranks 66Before him are Giulio Natta, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, Waldemar Hoven, Louis Leakey, Fritz Bauer, and Bob Hope. After him are Yisrael Kristal, Abul A'la Maududi, Werner Ostendorff, Haldan Keffer Hartline, George Davis Snell, and Maria Reiche. Among people deceased in 1989, Werner Best ranks 52Before him are John Payne, Princess Deokhye, Valentin Glushko, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Irving Berlin, and Franklin J. Schaffner. After him are Charles J. Pedersen, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Minoru Genda, Jerzy Kukuczka, A. J. Ayer, and Carlos Arias Navarro.

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Among people born in Germany, Werner Best ranks 1,218 out of 5,289Before him are Claudia Schiffer (1970), Bruno the Great (925), Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1654), Johann Schein (1586), Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856), and Siegfried Lenz (1926). After him are Georg Bednorz (1950), Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1831), Princess Josephine of Baden (1813), Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807), Rudi Dutschke (1940), and Thomas Abbt (1738).

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