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Albrecht von Roon

1803 - 1879

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Albrecht Theodor Emil Graf von Roon (German pronunciation: [ˈʔalbʁɛçt fɔn ʁoːn]; 30 April 1803 – 23 February 1879) was a Prussian soldier and statesman. As Minister of War from 1859 to 1873, Roon, along with Otto von Bismarck and Helmuth von Moltke, was a dominating figure in Prussia's government during the key decade of the 1860s, when a series of successful wars against Denmark, Austria, and France led to German unification under Prussia's leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albrecht von Roon has received more than 245,285 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Albrecht von Roon is the 3,165th most popular politician (down from 2,854th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Poland (down from 162nd in 2019) and the 47th most popular Polish Politician.

Albrecht von Roons is most famous for being the German general who commanded the German forces during the Battle of France.

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Among politicians, Albrecht von Roon ranks 3,165 out of 15,577Before him are Theudebald, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Baldwin I, Margrave of Flanders, Topa Inca Yupanqui, Tomislav of Croatia, and Qazi Muhammad. After him are Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Maria of Alania, Sultan Husayn Bayqara, Netjerkare Siptah, Seth-Peribsen, and Ḫattušili I.

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Among people born in 1803, Albrecht von Roon ranks 10Before him are Justus von Liebig, Prosper Mérimée, Adolphe Adam, Maria Anna of Savoy, Gottfried Semper, and Fyodor Tyutchev. After him are Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Flora Tristan, James Brooke, Maria Teresa of Savoy, Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony, and Ferenc Deák. Among people deceased in 1879, Albrecht von Roon ranks 9Before him are Honoré Daumier, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Adolf Anderssen, Gottfried Semper, and Thomas Couture. After him are Julia Margaret Cameron, Maria Teresa of Savoy, Charles De Coster, Sher Ali Khan, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, and Jón Sigurðsson.

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Among people born in Poland, Albrecht von Roon ranks 176 out of 1,454Before him are Henry II the Pious (1196), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Bronisław Komorowski (1952), Otto Kretschmer (1912), Casimir I the Restorer (1016), and Miroslav Klose (1978). After him are Robert Lewandowski (1988), Itzhak Stern (1901), Günther Anders (1902), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), B. Traven (1882), and Mordechai Anielewicz (1919).


Among politicians born in Poland, Albrecht von Roon ranks 47Before him are Władysław Anders (1892), Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884), Bolesław Bierut (1892), Henry II the Pious (1196), Bronisław Komorowski (1952), and Casimir I the Restorer (1016). After him are Mieszko II Lambert (990), Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866), John I Albert (1459), William I of Württemberg (1781), and Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770).