Adolph Freiherr Knigge

1752 - 1796

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Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwig Freiherr Knigge (16 October 1752 – 6 May 1796) was a German writer, Freemason, and a leading member of the Order of the Illuminati. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolph Freiherr Knigge has received more than 247,103 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Adolph Freiherr Knigge is the 1,532nd most popular writer (up from 1,641st in 2019), the 1,629th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,747th in 2019) and the 106th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 1,532 out of 7,302Before him are Edward Albee, Juan Goytisolo, Catherine of Bologna, Anne Desclos, Carson McCullers, and Rainis. After him are Asconius Pedianus, Andal, Kuvempu, Giovannino Guareschi, John Gay, and Adnan Oktar.

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Among people born in 1752, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 11Before him are Adrien-Marie Legendre, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Jacques Roux, and Thomas Chatterton. After him are Nguyễn Huệ, Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria, Infante Gabriel of Spain, Sébastien Érard, John Nash, and Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt. Among people deceased in 1796, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 7Before him are Catherine the Great, Robert Burns, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, and James Macpherson. After him are Johann Daniel Titius, Thomas Reid, Shahrokh Shah, Pyotr Rumyantsev, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, and Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 1,629 out of 7,253Before him are Frederick III, Elector Palatine (1515), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Andreas Karlstadt (1486), Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1783), Mike Nichols (1931), and Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1814). After him are Carl Loewe (1796), Alfred Einstein (1880), William I, Duke of Bavaria (1330), Hannah Pick-Goslar (1928), Andreas Köpke (1962), and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen (1925).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 106Before him are Gottfried August Bürger (1747), Marianne Weber (1870), Heiner Müller (1929), Stéphane Hessel (1917), Salvian (405), and Eduard Mörike (1804). After him are Gustav Landauer (1870), Uri Avnery (1923), Sebastian Haffner (1907), Ludwig Börne (1786), Christian Morgenstern (1871), and Martin Walser (1927).