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Frederick William IV of Prussia

1795 - 1861

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Frederick William IV (German: Friedrich Wilhelm IV.; 15 October 1795 – 2 January 1861), the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, was king of Prussia from 7 June 1840 until his death on 2 January 1861. Also referred to as the "romanticist on the throne", he was deeply religious and believed that he ruled by divine right. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick William IV of Prussia has received more than 1,371,489 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Frederick William IV of Prussia is the 559th most popular politician (up from 584th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from Germany and the 42nd most popular German Politician.

Frederick William IV of Prussia is most famous for being the last king of Prussia and the first king of the German Empire.

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Over the past year Frederick William IV of Prussia has had the most page views in the with 189,664 views, followed by German (146,420), and Russian (45,359). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (70.84%), Southern Azerbaijani (69.88%), and Scots (50.00%)

Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Frederick William IV of Prussia ranks 559 out of 19,576Before him are Vytautas, Richard II of England, Ngo Dinh Diem, Suharto, Emperor Gaozu of Han, and Peter II of Russia. After him are Nebuchadnezzar I, Oscar I of Sweden, George I of Greece, Mobutu Sese Seko, Ahmose I, and Eduard Shevardnadze.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1795, Frederick William IV of Prussia ranks 2Before him is James K. Polk. After him are Leopold von Ranke, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, John Keats, Thomas Carlyle, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Antonio José de Sucre, Ary Scheffer, Dred Scott, Alexander Griboyedov, and Ernst Heinrich Weber. Among people deceased in 1861, Frederick William IV of Prussia ranks 3Before him are Abdulmejid I, and Taras Shevchenko. After him are Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Albert, Prince Consort, Xianfeng Emperor, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Lola Montez, Pedro V of Portugal, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, and Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick William IV of Prussia ranks 158 out of 7,253Before him are Eckhart Tolle (1948), Agrippina the Younger (15), Franz von Papen (1879), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), and Alfred Jodl (1890). After him are Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), George II of Great Britain (1683), Pope Damasus II (1000), Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), and Thomas Müntzer (1489).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick William IV of Prussia ranks 42Before him are Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Agrippina the Younger (15), and Franz von Papen (1879). After him are Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), George II of Great Britain (1683), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), and Olaf Scholz (1958).