Willy Brandt

1913 - 1992

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Willy Brandt (German: [ˈvɪliː ˈbʁant] ; born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm; 18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German politician and statesman who was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and served as the chancellor of West Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willy Brandt has received more than 2,777,964 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Willy Brandt is the 375th most popular politician (up from 378th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Germany (up from 108th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Politician.

Willy Brandt was the chancellor of West Germany from 1969 to 1974. He is most famous for his "Ostpolitik" policy, which sought to improve relations with the Eastern Bloc.

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Among politicians, Willy Brandt ranks 375 out of 19,576Before him are Menachem Begin, Indira Gandhi, Patrice Lumumba, William the Silent, Henry II of England, and John III Sobieski. After him are Ursula von der Leyen, Cambyses II, Cnut the Great, Ögedei Khan, Frederick III, German Emperor, and Taejo of Joseon.

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Among people born in 1913, Willy Brandt ranks 6Before him are Richard Nixon, Albert Camus, Gerald Ford, Vivien Leigh, and Menachem Begin. After him are Rosa Parks, Jean Marais, Robert Capa, Josef Bican, Claude Simon, and Jesse Owens. Among people deceased in 1992, Willy Brandt ranks 6Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Isaac Asimov, Grace Hopper, Alexander Dubček, and Menachem Begin. After him are Friedrich Hayek, Joan Fuster, Francis Bacon, Astor Piazzolla, Mikhail Tal, and Olivier Messiaen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Willy Brandt ranks 104 out of 7,253Before him are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Erich Honecker (1912), William the Silent (1533), and Max Born (1882). After him are Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Henry the Fowler (876), Alfred Wegener (1880), and Albert Speer (1905).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Willy Brandt ranks 25Before him are Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Erich Honecker (1912), and William the Silent (1533). After him are Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Henry the Fowler (876), Clara Zetkin (1857), Charles the Fat (839), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), and Augustus II the Strong (1670).