Frederick V of the Palatinate

1596 - 1632

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Frederick V (German: Friedrich; 26 August 1596 – 29 November 1632) was the Elector Palatine of the Rhine in the Holy Roman Empire from 1610 to 1623, and reigned as King of Bohemia from 1619 to 1620. He was forced to abdicate both roles, and the brevity of his reign in Bohemia earned him the derisive sobriquet "the Winter King" (Czech: Zimní král; German: Winterkönig). Frederick was born at the hunting lodge (German: Jagdschloss) in Deinschwang, Palatinate (present-day Lauterhofen, Germany). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick V of the Palatinate has received more than 546,662 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Frederick V of the Palatinate is the 1,029th most popular politician (down from 1,018th in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from Germany (up from 287th in 2019) and the 81st most popular German Politician.

Frederick V of the Palatinate is most famous for the Treaty of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years War.

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Among politicians, Frederick V of the Palatinate ranks 1,029 out of 19,576Before him are Valdemar II of Denmark, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Bolesław I the Brave, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Clement Attlee, and Harold Godwinson. After him are Sasaki Kojirō, Sergey Kirov, Maximinus Thrax, Injo of Joseon, Ptolemy VIII Physcon, and Ferdinand VI of Spain.

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Among people born in 1596, Frederick V of the Palatinate ranks 3Before him are René Descartes, and Michael of Russia. After him are Pietro da Cortona, Jan van Goyen, Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Nicola Amati, Pieter Claesz, Baldassare Longhena, Emperor Go-Mizunoo, Peter Mogila, and Johan Banér. Among people deceased in 1632, Frederick V of the Palatinate ranks 3Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, and Sigismund III Vasa. After him are Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Giambattista Basile, Tokugawa Hidetada, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Jost Bürgi, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Infante Carlos of Spain, and Francis II, Duke of Lorraine.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick V of the Palatinate ranks 285 out of 7,253Before him are Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Anton Drexler (1884), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Klaus Barbie (1913), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), and Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868). After him are Maria Sibylla Merian (1647), Irma Grese (1923), Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Ernst Ruska (1906), and Wilhelm Grimm (1786).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick V of the Palatinate ranks 81Before him are Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Wilhelm Frick (1877), and Anton Drexler (1884). After him are Irma Grese (1923), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Baldur von Schirach (1907), and Henry the Lion (1129).