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Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor

1122 - 1190

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Frederick Barbarossa (December 1122 – 10 June 1190), also known as Frederick I (German: Friedrich I, Italian: Federico I), was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 until his death 35 years later. He was elected King of Germany in Frankfurt on 4 March 1152 and crowned in Aachen on 9 March 1152. He was crowned King of Italy on 24 April 1155 in Pavia and emperor by Pope Adrian IV on 18 June 1155 in Rome. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 2,672,344 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor is the 101st most popular politician (down from 73rd in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from France (down from 24th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Politician.

Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, is most famous for his victory over the Lombards at the Battle of Cortenuova in 1237.

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Among politicians, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 101 out of 15,577Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Murad IV, Uthman, Mary, Queen of Scots, Theodosius I, and Kim Il-sung. After him are Pontius Pilate, Mehmed III, Philip IV of France, Hadrian, Mary II of England, and Herod the Great.

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Among people born in 1122, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wanyan Liang, and Adam of Saint Victor. Among people deceased in 1190, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Bernart de Ventadorn, Isabella of Hainault, Otto II, Margrave of Meissen, Saigyō, Maria Komnene, Queen of Hungary, Floris III, Count of Holland, Godfrey III, Count of Louvain, Louis III, Landgrave of Thuringia, Herman IV, Margrave of Baden, and Anvari.

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Among people born in France, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 38 out of 6,011Before him are Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), Pierre Curie (1859), and Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933). After him are Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), André-Marie Ampère (1775), Louis XIII of France (1601), and Édouard Manet (1832).


Among politicians born in France, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 8Before him are Louis XIV of France (1638), Louis XVI of France (1754), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), and Henry IV of France (1553). After him are Philip IV of France (1268), Louis XIII of France (1601), Claudius (-10), Francis I of France (1494), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), and Maximilien Robespierre (1758).