Frederick William II of Prussia

1744 - 1797

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Frederick William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm II.; 25 September 1744 – 16 November 1797) was King of Prussia from 1786 until his death in 1797. He was in personal union the Prince-elector of Brandenburg and (via the Orange-Nassau inheritance of his grandfather) sovereign prince of the Canton of Neuchâtel. Pleasure-loving and indolent, he is seen as the antithesis to his predecessor, Frederick the Great. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick William II of Prussia has received more than 1,093,526 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Frederick William II of Prussia is the 673rd most popular politician (down from 591st in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 171st in 2019) and the 48th most popular German Politician.

Frederick William II was most famous for being the king of Prussia from 1786 to 1797.

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Among politicians, Frederick William II of Prussia ranks 673 out of 15,710Before him are George Marshall, Henry I of France, Sennacherib, Abd al-Rahman III, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, and Gordian I. After him are Felix Dzerzhinsky, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IX of Sweden, Ladislaus the Posthumous, Boris III of Bulgaria, and Kurt Waldheim.

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Among people born in 1744, Frederick William II of Prussia ranks 3Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Johann Gottfried Herder. After him are Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Pierre Méchain, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Abigail Adams, Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben, Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, Elbridge Gerry, and Marianna Martines. Among people deceased in 1797, Frederick William II of Prussia ranks 4Before him are Baron Munchausen, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Edmund Burke. After him are François-Noël Babeuf, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Vilna Gaon, Joseph Wright of Derby, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and Lazare Hoche.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick William II of Prussia ranks 192 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Otto von Guericke (1602), Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), and Emil Fischer (1852). After him are Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Hans Memling (1435), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Ilse Koch (1906), and Justus von Liebig (1803).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick William II of Prussia ranks 48Before him are Hans Frank (1900), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Conrad III of Germany (1093), Karl Liebknecht (1871), and Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805). After him are Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Ilse Koch (1906), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), and Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990).