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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 569,178 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg is the 840th most popular politician (up from 880th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 247th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular German 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 840 out of 15,710Before him are Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu, Wangari Maathai, Eleanor of Austria, Childeric III, Anastasios II, and Nader Shah. After him are Farouk of Egypt, Peter I of Serbia, Nikephoros II Phokas, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Jadwiga of Poland, and Eduard Bernstein.

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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, Aelbert Cuyp, Avvakum, Jean Picard, Pierre Puget, Miklós Zrínyi, Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, Abraham van Beijeren, John Graunt, and Masaniello. 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, Constantine Phaulkon, Joachim von Sandrart, Philippe Quinault, Abraham Duquesne, Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, and Maximilian Henry of Bavaria.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 233 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Albert Kesselring (1885), Irma Grese (1923), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Leopold von Ranke (1795), and Ludwig Erhard (1897). After him are Eduard Bernstein (1850), Pina Bausch (1940), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Valentinian II (371), and Walther von Brauchitsch (1881).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 63Before him are Walter Ulbricht (1893), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Irma Grese (1923), and Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086). After him are Eduard Bernstein (1850), Valentinian II (371), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710), Julius Streicher (1885), and Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756).