Adolph Freiherr Knigge

1752 - 1796

Adolph Freiherr Knigge

Freiherr Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwig Knigge (16 October 1752 – 6 May 1796) was a German writer, Freemason, and a leading member of the Order of the Illuminati. Knigge was born in Bredenbeck (now a part of Wennigsen, Lower Saxony) in the Electorate of Hanover as a member of the lesser nobility. When he was barely eleven, his mother died, and when his father died three years later the teenager inherited a large debt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolph Freiherr Knigge has received more than 146,430 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,594th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 1,592 out of 4,883Before him are Margherita Sarfatti, Pacuvius, Wolfgang Borchert, Jacint Verdaguer, Jacques Cazotte, and Abu Tammam. After him are Pierre Reverdy, Diagoras of Melos, Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Ibn al-Khatib, Brian Aldiss, and Xenophon of Ephesus.

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Among people born in 1752, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 13Before him are Thomas Chatterton, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Jacques Roux, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Nguyễn Huệ, and John Nash. After him are Infante Gabriel of Spain, Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, Sébastien Érard, Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, Betsy Ross, and Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre. Among people deceased in 1796, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 10Before him are Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, Thomas Reid, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Daniel Titius, and Franz Anton Maulbertsch. After him are Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, Pyotr Rumyantsev, Shahrokh Shah, Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, and Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 1,468 out of 3,763Before him are Amalia of Solms-Braunfels (1602), Hans Richter (1888), Wolfgang Borchert (1921), Ernst Engel (1821), Ernst Troeltsch (1865), and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia (1860). After him are Ulrich von Hassell (1881), Franz Rosenzweig (1886), Marita Koch (1957), John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (1455), Oswald Achenbach (1827), and Gottfried Böhm (1920).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 101Before him are Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Siegfried Kracauer (1889), Handrij Zejler (1804), Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825), Uri Avnery (1923), and Wolfgang Borchert (1921). After him are Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797), Paul Gerhardt (1607), Else Lasker-Schüler (1869), Sebastian Haffner (1907), Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm (1723), and Berthold Auerbach (1812).