Wilhelm Pieck

1876 - 1960

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Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈpiːk]; 3 January 1876 – 7 September 1960) was a German communist politician who served as the chairman of the Socialist Unity Party from 1946 to 1950 and as president of the German Democratic Republic from 1949 to 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Pieck has received more than 795,628 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Wilhelm Pieck is the 980th most popular politician (down from 832nd in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from Germany (down from 232nd in 2019) and the 78th most popular German Politician.

Wilhelm Pieck was the first president of the German Democratic Republic, and he was also the first president of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany.

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Among politicians, Wilhelm Pieck ranks 980 out of 19,576Before him are Ali Pasha of Ioannina, George Marshall, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Thutmose II, William Howard Taft, and Creon. After him are William Jennings Bryan, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Geta, Artemisia I of Caria, William II of the Netherlands, and Xuande Emperor.

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Among people born in 1876, Wilhelm Pieck ranks 8Before him are Jack London, Konrad Adenauer, Mata Hari, Erich Raeder, Zewditu, and Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb. After him are Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Constantin Brâncuși, Pablo Casals, Alexander I of Serbia, Manuel de Falla, and Willis Carrier. Among people deceased in 1960, Wilhelm Pieck ranks 8Before him are Boris Pasternak, Max von Laue, Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, Paula Hitler, and Albert Kesselring. After him are Melanie Klein, Walther Funk, Amanullah Khan, Fausto Coppi, Igor Kurchatov, and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Pieck ranks 270 out of 7,253Before him are Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Ernst Jünger (1895), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), John of Austria (1547), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), and Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876). After him are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Michael Ende (1929), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Lothar Matthäus (1961), and Adolf Dassler (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilhelm Pieck ranks 78Before him are Valentinian II (371), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744). After him are Wilhelm Frick (1877), Anton Drexler (1884), Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Irma Grese (1923), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), and Helmut Schmidt (1918).