Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria

1808 - 1888

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Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (4 December 1808 – 15 November 1888), known informally as Max in Bayern, was a member of a junior branch of the royal House of Wittelsbach who were Kings of Bavaria, and a promoter of Bavarian folk-music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria has received more than 536,237 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria is the 78th most popular nobleman (up from 100th in 2019), the 350th most popular biography from Germany (up from 434th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Nobleman.

Duke Maximillian Joseph in Bavaria is most famous for being the first king of Bavaria.

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Among noblemen, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria ranks 78 out of 1,415Before him are Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, Henrietta of England, and Dmitry Donskoy. After him are Pepin of Landen, Cleopatra of Macedon, Elisabeth Farnese, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Ramesses IV, and Duchess Helene in Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1808, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria ranks 10Before him are Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Antonio Meucci, Frederick VII of Denmark, Patrice de MacMahon, Emir Abdelkader, and Jefferson Davis. After him are Gérard de Nerval, Thomas Cook, Johann Gustav Droysen, David Strauss, Maria Malibran, and Mohammad Shah Qajar. Among people deceased in 1888, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria ranks 7Before him are William I, German Emperor, John Bosco, Frederick III, German Emperor, Rudolf Clausius, Carl Zeiss, and John Stith Pemberton. After him are Louisa May Alcott, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Anton Mauve, François Achille Bazaine, and Ascanio Sobrero.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria ranks 350 out of 7,253Before him are Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), August von Mackensen (1849), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Richard Dedekind (1831), Martin Niemöller (1892), and Katherine Oppenheimer (1910). After him are Ulrike Meinhof (1934), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Theodor Schwann (1810), Otto Dix (1891), and Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845).

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