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George William, Elector of Brandenburg

1595 - 1640

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George William (German: Georg Wilhelm; 13 November 1595 – 1 December 1640), of the Hohenzollern dynasty, was margrave and elector of Brandenburg and duke of Prussia from 1619 until his death. His reign was marked by ineffective governance during the Thirty Years' War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George William, Elector of Brandenburg has received more than 200,800 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). George William, Elector of Brandenburg is the 2,422nd most popular politician (down from 2,280th in 2019), the 664th most popular biography from Germany (down from 595th in 2019) and the 177th most popular German Politician.

George William, Elector of Brandenburg is most famous for being the first ruler to unite the Margraviate of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 2,422 out of 15,710Before him are Bonne of Luxembourg, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, Ladislaus II of Hungary, Houari Boumédiène, Klaus Iohannis, and Sirikit. After him are Emperor Nakamikado, Jacques Pierre Brissot, John George I, Elector of Saxony, Kenneth MacAlpin, Risto Ryti, and Khieu Samphan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1595, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 5Before him are Pocahontas, Władysław IV Vasa, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, and Injo of Joseon. After him are Alessandro Algardi, Dirck van Baburen, Vasile Lupu, Jean Chapelain, Albert Girard, Ludovico Ludovisi, and Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski. Among people deceased in 1640, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 4Before him are Peter Paul Rubens, Murad IV, and Uriel da Costa. After him are Francesca Caccini, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Wilhelm Kettler, Giuseppe Cesari, Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Alessandro Salvio, and Paul Fleming.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 664 out of 5,289Before him are Hans Fallada (1893), Otto Grotewohl (1894), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Theodor Morell (1886), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), and Hugo Ball (1886). After him are John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (1801), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), and Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 177Before him are Günter Schabowski (1929), John of Saxony (1801), Carlos Kleiber (1930), Gustav Heinemann (1899), John, Elector of Saxony (1468), and Otto Grotewohl (1894). After him are John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585), Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (1801), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174), Elsa Einstein (1876), and Karl Carstens (1914).