Gotthard Kettler

1517 - 1587

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Gotthard Kettler, Duke of Courland (also Godert, Ketteler, German: Gotthard Kettler, Herzog von Kurland; 2 February 1517 – 17 May 1587) was the last Master of the Livonian Order and the first Duke of Courland and Semigallia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gotthard Kettler has received more than 111,542 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Gotthard Kettler is the 3,262nd most popular politician (down from 2,872nd in 2019), the 882nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 785th in 2019) and the 248th most popular German Politician.

Gottard Kettler is most famous for being the Duke of Courland and Semigallia. He was born in 1558 and died in 1616.

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Among politicians, Gotthard Kettler ranks 3,262 out of 19,576Before him are Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, William II of Württemberg, Emperor Tenmu, Bimbisara, Louise of Lorraine, and Musa Çelebi. After him are Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Prem Tinsulanonda, and Cao Zhi.

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Among people born in 1517, Gotthard Kettler ranks 1After him are Emperor Ōgimachi, Gioseffo Zarlino, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Li Shizhen, Pierre Belon, Rembert Dodoens, Peter Ernst I von Mansfeld-Vorderort, Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and Jacques Pelletier du Mans. Among people deceased in 1587, Gotthard Kettler ranks 4Before him are Mary, Queen of Scots, Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Occhiali. After him are Bianca Cappello, Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Felix of Cantalice, Ōtomo Sōrin, Ōmura Sumitada, Hai Rui, John Foxe, and Francisco Hernández de Toledo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gotthard Kettler ranks 882 out of 7,253Before him are Gustav Ritter von Kahr (1862), Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (1728), Gerhard von Scharnhorst (1755), William II of Württemberg (1848), Andrew Wiles (1953), and Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752). After him are Eugen Dühring (1833), Johannes Trithemius (1462), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), and Florian Geyer (1490).

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