Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

1720 - 1785

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Frederick II (German: Landgraf Friedrich II von Hessen-Kassel) (14 August 1720 – 31 October 1785) was Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) from 1760 to 1785. He ruled as an enlightened despot, and raised money by renting soldiers (called "Hessians") to Great Britain to help fight the American Revolutionary War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel has received more than 222,637 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel is the 6,597th most popular politician (down from 6,143rd in 2019), the 1,794th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,712th in 2019) and the 518th most popular German Politician.

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Over the past year Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel has had the most page views in the with 37,464 views, followed by German (13,959), and Russian (4,969). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Arabic (97.70%), Bulgarian (52.56%), and Catalan (38.52%)


Among politicians, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel ranks 6,597 out of 19,576Before him are Virgilio Barco Vargas, Guthrum, Marcus Manlius Capitolinus, Vittoria della Rovere, Cochise, and Petro Doroshenko. After him are Herennia Etruscilla, Radama II, Emperor Yōzei, Vologases II of Parthia, Oboi, and Mohamed Abdelaziz.

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Among people born in 1720, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel ranks 13Before him are James Hargreaves, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Emperor Sakuramachi, Heraclius II of Georgia, Charles Bonnet, and Vilna Gaon. After him are William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu, duc d'Aiguillon, Hyder Ali, Honoré III, Prince of Monaco, Johann Friedrich Agricola, and Johann Schobert. Among people deceased in 1785, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel ranks 11Before him are Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, Gabriel Bonnot de Mably, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Pietro Longhi, and Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón. After him are Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg, Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Duchess Frederica of Württemberg, Ali-Morad Khan Zand, Princess Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Johan Herman Wessel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel ranks 1,794 out of 7,253Before him are Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (1568), Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1764), Wilhelm Backhaus (1884), Philipp Mainländer (1841), Horst Schumann (1906), and Oskar Gröning (1921). After him are Frederick IV, Elector Palatine (1574), Adolph Diesterweg (1790), Carl David Tolmé Runge (1856), Christian Lorenz (1966), Augusta Marie of Holstein-Gottorp (1649), and Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1771).

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