Henry the Fowler

876 - 936

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Henry the Fowler (German: Heinrich der Vogler or Heinrich der Finkler; Latin: Henricus Auceps) (c. 876 – 2 July 936) was the Duke of Saxony from 912 and the King of East Francia from 919 until his death in 936. As the first non-Frankish king of East Francia, he established the Ottonian dynasty of kings and emperors, and he is generally considered to be the founder of the medieval German state, known until then as East Francia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry the Fowler has received more than 992,298 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Henry the Fowler is the 389th most popular politician (up from 417th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Germany (up from 118th in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Politician.

Henry the Fowler was a German nobleman who became the first King of Germany. He was the founder of the Ottonian dynasty, which ruled the Holy Roman Empire for over 300 years.

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Among politicians, Henry the Fowler ranks 389 out of 19,576Before him are Nerva, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Abdulmejid I, Edward III of England, Barack Obama, and Hatice Sultan. After him are Georges Pompidou, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Georgy Malenkov, Abdul Hamid I, Rüstem Pasha, and Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

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Among people born in 876, Henry the Fowler ranks 1After him are John of Rila, and Toda of Pamplona. Among people deceased in 936, Henry the Fowler ranks 1After him are Pope John XI, Al-Ash'ari, Rudolph of France, and Boso, Margrave of Tuscany.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Henry the Fowler ranks 108 out of 7,253Before him are William the Silent (1533), Max Born (1882), Willy Brandt (1913), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), and Caspar David Friedrich (1774). After him are Alfred Wegener (1880), Albert Speer (1905), Clara Zetkin (1857), Bruce Willis (1955), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), and Nikolaus Otto (1832).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Henry the Fowler ranks 27Before him are Gerhard Schröder (1944), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Erich Honecker (1912), William the Silent (1533), Willy Brandt (1913), and Frederick III, German Emperor (1831). After him are Clara Zetkin (1857), Charles the Fat (839), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), and Lothair I (795).