Frederick III, Elector Palatine

1515 - 1576

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Frederick III of Simmern, the Pious, Elector Palatine of the Rhine (14 February 1515 – 16 October 1576) was a ruler from the house of Wittelsbach, branch Palatinate-Simmern-Sponheim. He was a son of John II of Simmern and inherited the Palatinate from the childless Elector Otto-Henry, Elector Palatine (Ottheinrich) in 1559. He was a devout convert to Calvinism, and made the Reformed confession the official religion of his domain by overseeing the composition and promulgation of the Heidelberg Catechism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick III, Elector Palatine has received more than 89,187 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Frederick III, Elector Palatine is the 5,555th most popular politician (down from 5,132nd in 2019), the 1,565th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,346th in 2019) and the 463rd most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Frederick III, Elector Palatine ranks 5,555 out of 15,710Before him are Ardo, Tuman bay II, Gondioc, Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, Valamir, and Arnulf I, Count of Flanders. After him are Santiago Carrillo, Nuri al-Said, Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder, Agis III, Andronikos V Palaiologos, and Laura Mancini.

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Among people born in 1515, Frederick III, Elector Palatine ranks 14Before him are Pierre Lescot, Petrus Ramus, Cipriano de Rore, Piali Pasha, Sebastian Castellio, and Johann Weyer. After him are Hōjō Ujiyasu, Francisco Hernández de Toledo, Giorgio Biandrata, Francisco de Toledo, Duarte, Duke of Guimarães, and Valerius Cordus. Among people deceased in 1576, Frederick III, Elector Palatine ranks 8Before him are Gerolamo Cardano, Tahmasp I, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Hans Sachs, Aloysius Lilius, and Isabella de' Medici. After him are Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Bálint Bakfark, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, Nicola Vicentino, and Bartolomé Carranza.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick III, Elector Palatine ranks 1,565 out of 5,289Before him are Adolf Strauss (1879), Vasily Radlov (1837), Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1826), Wilhelm Rediess (1900), Arthur Auwers (1838), and Gondioc (450). After him are Peter Cornelius (1824), Bert Sakmann (1942), Fredrik Pacius (1809), Jan Tschichold (1902), Georg Stumme (1886), and Eduard Mörike (1804).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick III, Elector Palatine ranks 463Before him are Prince Oskar of Prussia (1888), Hermine Reuss of Greiz (1887), Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1676), Max Koegel (1895), Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1826), and Gondioc (450). After him are Jan Tschichold (1902), Princess Anna of Prussia (1836), Georg Kerschensteiner (1854), Franz Gürtner (1881), Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1319), and Bruno Streckenbach (1902).