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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 until his death in 1740, as well as Prince of Neuchâtel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick William I of Prussia has received more than 1,392,847 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Frederick William I of Prussia is the 504th most popular politician (up from 559th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Germany (up from 159th in 2019) and the 35th 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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Among politicians, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 504 out of 15,577Before him are John II of France, Hafez al-Assad, Christian VII of Denmark, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Heraklonas, and Sukarno. After him are Abdulmejid II, Norodom Sihanouk, Anna of Russia, Moctezuma II, Syngman Rhee, and Didius Julianus.

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Among people born in 1688, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 2Before him is Nader Shah. After him are Emanuel Swedenborg, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Maria Luisa of Savoy, Juraj Jánošík, Alexander Pope, James Francis Edward Stuart, Giuseppe Castiglione, Pierre de Marivaux, and Domenico Zipoli. 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, Tahmasp II, Abbas III, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Antonio Lotti, Jan Kupecký, and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 139 out of 6,142Before him are Agrippina the Younger (15), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), and Ambrose (340). After him are Anne of Cleves (1515), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), Meister Eckhart (1260), and Johann Christian Bach (1735).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 35Before him are Clara Zetkin (1857), George I of Great Britain (1660), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Rudolf Höss (1901), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), and Agrippina the Younger (15). After him are Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Charles the Fat (839), Franz von Papen (1879), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Friedrich Ebert (1871), and Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795).