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Willy Brandt

1913 - 1992

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Willy Brandt (German: [ˈvɪliː ˈbʁant] (listen); 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. He was the first Social Democratic chancellor since 1930.Fleeing to Norway and then Sweden during the Nazi regime and working as a left-wing journalist, he took the name Willy Brandt as a pseudonym to avoid detection by Nazi agents, and then formally adopted the name in 1948. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willy Brandt has received more than 2,351,874 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Willy Brandt is the 381st most popular politician (up from 391st in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Germany (up from 118th in 2019) and the 24th 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 381 out of 15,577Before him are Galba, Alaric I, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Francis II of France, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, and Decius. After him are Alcibiades, Pompey, Taejo of Joseon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Selim III, and Malik-Shah I.

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Among people born in 1913, Willy Brandt ranks 6Before him are Albert Camus, Richard Nixon, Vivien Leigh, Rosa Parks, and Gerald Ford. After him are Menachem Begin, Jean Marais, Robert Capa, Josef Bican, Jesse Owens, and Burt Lancaster. Among people deceased in 1992, Willy Brandt ranks 4Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Isaac Asimov, and Alexander Dubček. After him are Friedrich Hayek, Grace Hopper, Astor Piazzolla, Menachem Begin, Olivier Messiaen, John Cage, Mikhail Tal, and Francis Bacon.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Willy Brandt ranks 108 out of 6,142Before him are Alfred Wegener (1880), Clara Schumann (1819), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Nikolaus Otto (1832), and Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368). After him are Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Baron Munchausen (1720), Carl Orff (1895), Leopold Mozart (1719), Erich Honecker (1912), and Ernst Röhm (1887).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Willy Brandt ranks 24Before him are William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), and Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368). After him are Erich Honecker (1912), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), George II of Great Britain (1683), Henry the Fowler (876), Clara Zetkin (1857), and George I of Great Britain (1660).