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Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg

1620 - 1688

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Frederick William (German: Friedrich Wilhelm; 16 February 1620 – 29 April 1688) was Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia, from 1640 until his death in 1688. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he is popularly known as "the Great Elector" (der Große Kurfürst) because of his military and political achievements. Frederick William was a staunch pillar of the Calvinist faith, associated with the rising commercial class. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg has received more than 634,017 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg is the 932nd most popular politician (down from 839th in 2019), the 260th most popular biography from Germany (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 78th most popular Politician.

Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg is most famous for being the first Hohenzollern ruler of Prussia.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 932 out of 15,577Before him are Lev Kamenev, Jiang Qing, Chaim Weizmann, Basil II, Andrew II of Hungary, and Sebastian of Portugal. After him are Louis V of France, Benjamin Disraeli, Kurt Waldheim, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, Park Geun-hye, and Ptolemy IV Philopator.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1620, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 1After him are Ninon de l'Enclos, Edme Mariotte, Avvakum, Aelbert Cuyp, Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, Pierre Puget, Miklós Zrínyi, John Graunt, Jean Picard, Abraham van Beijeren, and Nicholas Mercator. Among people deceased in 1688, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 2Before him is Henry Morgan. After him are John Bunyan, Ferdinand Verbiest, Claude Perrault, Narai, Joachim von Sandrart, Philippe Quinault, Constantine Phaulkon, Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, and François Bernier.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 260 out of 6,142Before him are Julius Streicher (1885), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Justus von Liebig (1803), Maria Sibylla Merian (1647), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), and Carl Schmitt (1888). After him are Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Klaus Barbie (1913), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Pope Damasus II (1000), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), and Wim Wenders (1945).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 78Before him are Irma Grese (1923), Joachim Gauck (1940), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Julius Streicher (1885), and Helmut Schmidt (1918). After him are Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), and Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596).