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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 1,246,936 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Frederick William I of Prussia is the 559th most popular politician (down from 476th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from Germany (down from 139th in 2019) and the 40th 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

Among politicians, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 559 out of 15,710Before him are Zoë Porphyrogenita, Bernie Sanders, Irene of Athens, Anthony Eden, Philip V of France, and Heraklonas. After him are Oscar II of Sweden, Hatice Sultan, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Oscar I of Sweden, Gerhard Schröder, and Olaf II of Norway.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1688, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 1After him are Emanuel Swedenborg, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Nader Shah, Alexander Pope, Pierre de Marivaux, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Maria Luisa of Savoy, James Francis Edward Stuart, Juraj Jánošík, Giuseppe Castiglione, and Stede Bonnet. Among people deceased in 1740, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 4Before him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Pope Clement XII, and Anna of Russia. After him are Maria Anna of Neuburg, Tahmasp II, Abbas III, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Antonio Lotti, Jan Kupecký, Baji Rao I, and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 159 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Christian Bach (1735), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Matthias Grünewald (1480), and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805). After him are Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), and Oswald Spengler (1880).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick William I of Prussia ranks 40Before him are George II of Great Britain (1683), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), and Friedrich Ebert (1871). After him are Gerhard Schröder (1944), Hans Frank (1900), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Conrad III of Germany (1093), and Karl Liebknecht (1871).