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Frederick III, Elector of Saxony

1463 - 1525

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Frederick III (17 January 1463 – 5 May 1525), also known as Frederick the Wise (German Friedrich der Weise), was Elector of Saxony from 1486 to 1525, who is mostly remembered for the worldly protection of his subject Martin Luther. Frederick was the son of Ernest, Elector of Saxony and his wife Elisabeth, daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria. He is notable as being one of the most powerful early defenders of Martin Luther. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick III, Elector of Saxony has received more than 337,482 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Frederick III, Elector of Saxony is the 1,603rd most popular politician (down from 1,161st in 2019), the 440th most popular biography from Germany (down from 332nd in 2019) and the 120th most popular Politician.

Frederick III, Elector of Saxony is most famous for being the first ruler to unite all of the German states under one crown.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony ranks 1,603 out of 15,577Before him are Xerxes II of Persia, Joseph I of Portugal, Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sergey Shoygu, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, and Maria Luisa of Spain. After him are Lajos Kossuth, Mohamed Naguib, Amon of Judah, Bernhard von Bülow, Kim Yong-nam, and Śuddhodana.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1463, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony ranks 3Before him are Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Caterina Sforza. After him is Alessandro Achillini. Among people deceased in 1525, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony ranks 2Before him is Thomas Müntzer. After him are Cuauhtémoc, Jakob Fugger, Huayna Capac, Pietro Pomponazzi, Florian Geyer, Eleanor of Viseu, Andrea della Robbia, Michael Sittow, Charles IV, Duke of Alençon, and Fernando d'Ávalos.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony ranks 440 out of 6,142Before him are Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), and Hans Fischer (1881). After him are Walther von Reichenau (1884), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Felix Klein (1849), F. W. Murnau (1888), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), and Niklas Luhmann (1927).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony ranks 120Before him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Victoria of Baden (1862), and Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750). After him are Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Josef Kramer (1906), Otto of Bavaria (1848), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), and Hedwig of Silesia (1174).