Alexander of Battenberg

1857 - 1893

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Alexander Joseph (Bulgarian: Александър I Батенберг; 5 April 1857 – 17 November 1893), known as Alexander of Battenberg, was the first prince (knyaz) of the Principality of Bulgaria from 1879 until his abdication in 1886. The Bulgarian Grand National Assembly elected him as Prince of autonomous Bulgaria, which officially remained within the Ottoman Empire, in 1879. He dissolved the assembly in 1880 and suspended the Constitution in 1881, considering it too liberal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander of Battenberg has received more than 256,093 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Alexander of Battenberg is the 1,657th most popular politician (up from 2,138th in 2019), the 610th most popular biography from Italy (up from 776th in 2019) and the 103rd most popular Politician.

Alexander of Battenberg was a Russian prince and general. He was the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Alice of Great Britain, a daughter of Queen Victoria.

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Among politicians, Alexander of Battenberg ranks 1,657 out of 15,577Before him are Mago Barca, Uzun Hasan, Tancred, Prince of Galilee, Cuauhtémoc, King Wu of Zhou, and Stefan Lazarević. After him are William II, Prince of Orange, Rodion Malinovsky, Bleda, Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Charles II of Naples, and Kitbuqa.

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Among people born in 1857, Alexander of Battenberg ranks 17Before him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, William Howard Taft, Alfonso XII of Spain, Alfred Binet, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and Eugen Bleuler. After him are Theo van Gogh, Thorstein Veblen, Ronald Ross, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, and Axel Munthe. Among people deceased in 1893, Alexander of Battenberg ranks 8Before him are Guy de Maupassant, Charles Gounod, Patrice de MacMahon, Hippolyte Taine, Jean-Martin Charcot, and Rutherford B. Hayes. After him are Jan Matejko, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Josef Stefan, Jules Ferry, Ernst Kummer, and John Tyndall.

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Among people born in Italy, Alexander of Battenberg ranks 610 out of 4,668Before him are Olybrius (400), Frank Capra (1897), Libius Severus (420), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), and Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072). After him are Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), Leonardo Bruni (1370), Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Giulio Andreotti (1919), and Paolo Maldini (1968).


Among politicians born in Italy, Alexander of Battenberg ranks 103Before him are Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Damocles (null), Claudia Octavia (40), Olybrius (400), Libius Severus (420), and Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072). After him are Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), and Bona Sforza (1494).