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Frederick William III of Prussia

1770 - 1840

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Frederick William III (German: Friedrich Wilhelm III.; 3 August 1770 – 7 June 1840) was King of Prussia from 16 November 1797 until his death in 1840. He was concurrently Elector of Brandenburg in the Holy Roman Empire until 6 August 1806, when the Empire was dissolved. Frederick William III ruled Prussia during the difficult times of the Napoleonic Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick William III of Prussia has received more than 1,616,746 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Frederick William III of Prussia is the 561st most popular politician (down from 538th in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Germany (up from 151st in 2019) and the 39th most popular German Politician.

Frederick William III of Prussia is most famous for being the last King of Prussia and the first Emperor of the German Empire. He was born on October 27, 1770 and died on June 7, 1840.

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Among politicians, Frederick William III of Prussia ranks 561 out of 15,577Before him are Musa I of Mali, Galerius, Louis I of Hungary, Robert Schuman, Władysław IV Vasa, and Yaroslav the Wise. After him are Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, Manuel I of Portugal, Thutmose I, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Mustafa IV, and Georges Clemenceau.

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Among people born in 1770, Frederick William III of Prussia ranks 3Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. After him are Friedrich Hölderlin, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, William Wordsworth, François Gérard, Anton Reicha, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, and Louis-Gabriel Suchet. Among people deceased in 1840, Frederick William III of Prussia ranks 3Before him are Niccolò Paganini and Caspar David Friedrich. After him are Emperor Kōkaku, Lucien Bonaparte, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Siméon Denis Poisson, Jacques MacDonald, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, and Louis de Bonald.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick William III of Prussia ranks 149 out of 6,142Before him are Charles the Fat (839), Meister Eckhart (1260), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Franz von Papen (1879), Walter Model (1891), and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805). After him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Pope Joan (null), and Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick William III of Prussia ranks 39Before him are Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Agrippina the Younger (15), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Charles the Fat (839), and Franz von Papen (1879). After him are Friedrich Ebert (1871), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Hans Frank (1900), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), and Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882).