Wilhelm Frick

1877 - 1946

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Wilhelm Frick (12 March 1877 – 16 October 1946) was a convicted war criminal and prominent German politician of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) who served as Minister of the Interior in Adolf Hitler's cabinet from 1933 to 1943 and as the last governor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. As the head of the Kriminalpolizei (criminal police) in Munich, Frick took part in Hitler's failed Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, for which he was convicted of high treason. He managed to avoid imprisonment and soon afterwards became a leading figure of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in the Reichstag. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Frick has received more than 1,302,517 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Wilhelm Frick is the 992nd most popular politician (down from 804th in 2019), the 274th most popular biography from Germany (down from 223rd in 2019) and the 79th most popular German Politician.

Wilhelm Frick was a German politician who served as Minister of the Interior in the Nazi government. He is most famous for his role in the Night of the Long Knives.

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Among politicians, Wilhelm Frick ranks 992 out of 19,576Before him are Xuande Emperor, Guangxu Emperor, Jugurtha, Carol II of Romania, Béla Kun, and Grigory Potemkin. After him are Stephen III of Moldavia, Abd el-Krim, Shang Yang, Louis II of Italy, Pepin of Herstal, and Queen Seondeok of Silla.

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Among people born in 1877, Wilhelm Frick ranks 4Before him are Hermann Hesse, Isadora Duncan, and Felix Dzerzhinsky. After him are Charles Glover Barkla, Joan Gamper, Frederick Soddy, Muhammad Iqbal, Francis William Aston, Heinrich Otto Wieland, G. H. Hardy, and Louis Renault. Among people deceased in 1946, Wilhelm Frick ranks 16Before him are Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Mikhail Kalinin, Gerhart Hauptmann, Alexander Alekhine, and Gertrude Stein. After him are Werner von Blomberg, Julius Streicher, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Sauckel, John Logie Baird, and Draža Mihailović.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Frick ranks 274 out of 7,253Before him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Michael Ende (1929), and Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928). After him are Lothar Matthäus (1961), Adolf Dassler (1900), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Max Horkheimer (1895), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), and Anton Drexler (1884).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilhelm Frick ranks 79Before him are Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), and Wilhelm Pieck (1876). After him are Anton Drexler (1884), Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Irma Grese (1923), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Helmut Schmidt (1918), and Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811).