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Barbara Blomberg

1527 - 1597

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Barbara Blomberg (1527 – 18 December 1597) was the mother of Don John of Austria. Blomberg was born in Ratisbon (modern Germany), the eldest daughter of Wolfgang Plumberger or Blomberg, a burgher, and of his wife Sibilla Lohman. A singer, in 1546 she was for a short time the mistress of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who was in Regensburg for the meeting of the Imperial Diet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Blomberg has received more than 74,706 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Barbara Blomberg is the 816th most popular religious figure (up from 843rd in 2019), the 1,015th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,108th in 2019) and the 24th most popular German Religious Figure.

Barbara Blomberg is most famous for her work in the field of psychology. She is most well known for her research on the effects of prenatal depression on children.

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Among religious figures, Barbara Blomberg ranks 816 out of 2,238Before her are Pope Leo VIII, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, Athanasius the Athonite, Saint Silvia, Diego de Landa, and Antipas of Pergamum. After her are Simeon of Jerusalem, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Zeno of Verona, Columba, Theodore Stratelates, and Abd Manaf ibn Qusai.

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Among people born in 1527, Barbara Blomberg ranks 6Before her are Philip II of Spain, John Dee, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Abraham Ortelius, and Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal. After her are Qi Jiguang, Hans Vredeman de Vries, Luis de León, Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, Agnes of Hesse, and Li Zhi. Among people deceased in 1597, Barbara Blomberg ranks 9Before her are Peter Canisius, Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Paulo Miki, Maharana Pratap, Joseph of Anchieta, and Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara. After her are Franciscus Patricius, Edward Kelley, Gunilla Bielke, Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Won Gyun, and Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona.

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Among people born in Germany, Barbara Blomberg ranks 1,015 out of 6,142Before her are Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Sophia of Prussia (1870), August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760), Natalia Alexeievna (1755), Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1697), and Waldemar Hoven (1903). After her are James Mayer de Rothschild (1792), Augustus, Elector of Saxony (1526), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (1786), and Florian Geyer (1490).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Barbara Blomberg ranks 24Before her are Johann Tetzel (1460), Therese Neumann (1898), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), Bruno of Querfurt (970), Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700), and Conrad Schumann (1942). After her are Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Severinus of Noricum (410), Gotthard of Hildesheim (960), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878), and Otto of Bamberg (1060).