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Frederick William I of Prussia

1688 - 1740

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Frederick William I (German: Friedrich Wilhelm I.; 14 August 1688 – 31 May 1740), known as the Soldier King (German: Soldatenkönig), was King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 till his death in 1740, as well as Prince of Neuchâtel. Born in Berlin, he was raised by the Huguenot governess Marthe de Roucoulle. His political awakening occurred during the Great Northern War's plague outbreak in Prussia, leading to his challenge against corruption and inefficiency in government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick William I of Prussia has received more than 1,697,356 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Frederick William I of Prussia is the 525th most popular politician (down from 499th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Germany (down from 139th in 2019) and the 38th most popular German Politician.

Frederick William I of Prussia, also known as the "Soldier King," was a military leader who established Prussia as a European power. He is most famous for his reforms of the Prussian army and his victory over the French at the Battle of Rossbach.

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Over the past year Frederick William I of Prussia has had the most page views in the with 250,352 views, followed by German (131,624), and Russian (53,786). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (73.33%), Scots (71.47%), and Piedmontese (59.27%)

Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 525 out of 19,576Before him are Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, Lucius Verus, Robert Schuman, Louis I of Hungary, Valerian, and Zhou Enlai. After him are Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor, Amin al-Husseini, Henry VI of England, Herbert Hoover, Tahmasp I, and Friedrich Ebert.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1688, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 1After him are Nader Shah, Emanuel Swedenborg, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Juraj Jánošík, Maria Luisa of Savoy, Alexander Pope, James Francis Edward Stuart, Giuseppe Castiglione, Pierre de Marivaux, and Stede Bonnet. Among people deceased in 1740, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 3Before him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, and Pope Clement XII. After him are Anna of Russia, Maria Anna of Neuburg, Abbas III, Tahmasp II, Antonio Lotti, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Jan Kupecký, and Baji Rao I.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 148 out of 7,253Before him are Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Ernst Röhm (1887), and Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973). After him are Friedrich Ebert (1871), Levi Strauss (1829), Pope Joan (null), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Agrippina the Younger (15), and Franz von Papen (1879).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 38Before him are Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Lothair I (795), George I of Great Britain (1660), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), and Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973). After him are Friedrich Ebert (1871), Agrippina the Younger (15), Franz von Papen (1879), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), and George II of Great Britain (1683).