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Adolph Freiherr Knigge

1752 - 1796

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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 215,405 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Adolph Freiherr Knigge is the 1,654th most popular writer (down from 1,354th in 2019), the 1,748th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,350th in 2019) and the 110th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 1,654 out of 5,755Before him are Rainis, Robert Brasillach, Robert de Boron, Philippe de Commines, Petar Zrinski, and Eric Carle. After him are Dick Bruna, Terry Brooks, Augusto Boal, Theophylact of Ohrid, Nicander, and Lu You.

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Among people born in 1752, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 15Before him are Jacques Roux, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, Nguyễn Huệ, Sébastien Érard, and Infante Gabriel of Spain. After him are Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria, Betsy Ross, John Nash, Andrey Razumovsky, Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, and Torii Kiyonaga. Among people deceased in 1796, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 12Before him are Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Shahrokh Shah, Johann Daniel Titius, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, Thomas Reid, and Pyotr Rumyantsev. After him are Prince Louis Charles of Prussia, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Velu Nachiyar, Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, and Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 1,748 out of 6,142Before him are Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg (1886), Oswald Achenbach (1827), Johann Ludwig Bach (1677), Johann Gottfried Walther (1684), Heino (1938), and Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898). After him are Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (1889), Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony (1730), Johannes Sturm (1507), Christian Leopold von Buch (1774), Hans Staden (1525), and Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (1536).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Adolph Freiherr Knigge ranks 110Before him are Gustav Landauer (1870), Eduard Mörike (1804), Anton Praetorius (1560), Else Lasker-Schüler (1869), Marianne Weber (1870), and Lothar-Günther Buchheim (1918). After him are Wolfgang Borchert (1921), Jordan of Saxony (1190), Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871), Theodor Nöldeke (1836), Elvira Madigan (1867), and Margarete Buber-Neumann (1901).