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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 266,213 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). George William, Elector of Brandenburg is the 2,471st most popular politician (down from 2,418th in 2019), the 662nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 664th in 2019) and the 182nd 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 2,471 out of 15,577Before him are John William Friso, Prince of Orange, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Abe no Seimei, Pierre Trudeau, Ezer Weizman, and Milton Obote. After him are Ferdinand Marcos, Weneg, Erich Mielke, Isabella Jagiellon, Emperor Suzong of Tang, and John VII Palaiologos.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1595, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 5Before him are Pocahontas, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Władysław IV Vasa, and Injo of Joseon. After him are Alessandro Algardi, Dirck van Baburen, Jean Chapelain, Vasile Lupu, Ludovico Ludovisi, Antonio Maria Abbatini, and Guru Hargobind. Among people deceased in 1640, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 3Before him are Peter Paul Rubens and Murad IV. After him are Francesca Caccini, Uriel da Costa, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Giuseppe Cesari, Charles, Duke of Guise, Wilhelm Kettler, Vittoria Aleotti, and Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 662 out of 6,142Before him are James Last (1929), Hugo Junkers (1859), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Kurt Schwitters (1887), August Macke (1887), and John William Friso, Prince of Orange (1687). After him are Erich Mielke (1907), Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860), Ottmar Hitzfeld (1949), Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722), and Walter Scheel (1919).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, George William, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 182Before him are Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), Elsa Einstein (1876), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), Carlos Kleiber (1930), and John William Friso, Prince of Orange (1687). After him are Erich Mielke (1907), Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722), Walter Scheel (1919), George, King of Saxony (1832), Gustav Heinemann (1899), and Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (1174).