Albert, Duke of Prussia

1490 - 1568

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Albert of Prussia (German: Albrecht von Preussen; 17 May 1490 – 20 March 1568) was a German prince who was the 37th grand master of the Teutonic Knights and, after converting to Lutheranism, became the first ruler of the Duchy of Prussia, the secularized state that emerged from the former Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights. Albert was the first European ruler to establish Lutheranism, and thus Protestantism, as the official state religion of his lands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert, Duke of Prussia has received more than 485,315 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Albert, Duke of Prussia is the 115th most popular nobleman (up from 118th in 2019), the 522nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 516th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Nobleman.

Albert, Duke of Prussia was the husband of Queen Victoria of England. He was a member of the House of Hohenzollern and was the son of Prince Albert of Prussia and Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

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Among noblemen, Albert, Duke of Prussia ranks 115 out of 1,415Before him are Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France, Gaius Caesar, Louis I, Duke of Orléans, Joanna I of Naples, Albert I of Germany, and Chlodomer. After him are Hugh the Great, John of Gaunt, Raymond III, Count of Tripoli, Odo of France, Mariana of Austria, and Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1490, Albert, Duke of Prussia ranks 2Before him is Mimar Sinan. After him are Adrian Willaert, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Olaus Magnus, Vittoria Colonna, Huáscar, Albert of Brandenburg, Florian Geyer, Ebussuud Efendi, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, and Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. Among people deceased in 1568, Albert, Duke of Prussia ranks 3Before him are Elisabeth of Valois, and Carlos, Prince of Asturias. After him are Jean Parisot de Valette, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Stanislaus Kostka, Sophie of Pomerania, Jacques Arcadelt, Andrés de Urdaneta, Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, and Nicolaus Olahus.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Albert, Duke of Prussia ranks 522 out of 7,253Before him are Hans Geiger (1882), Klaus Mann (1906), Erhard Milch (1892), Wassily Leontief (1906), Hans Spemann (1869), and Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604). After him are F. W. Murnau (1888), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Frederick Trump (1869), Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858), and Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860).

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