Henry the Fowler

876 - 936

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Henry the Fowler (German: Heinrich der Vogler or Heinrich der Finkler; Latin: Henricus Auceps) (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 555,534 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Henry the Fowler is the 411th most popular politician (down from 408th in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 118th in 2019) and the 26th 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 411 out of 15,710Before him are Rüstem Pasha, Charles I of England, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Charles IV of France, Mahmud I, and Servius Tullius. After him are Rurik, Taejo of Joseon, Charles the Fat, Frederick III, German Emperor, Sukarno, and Macrinus.

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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 122 out of 5,289Before him are Arminius (-17), Novalis (1772), Willy Brandt (1913), Ernst Röhm (1887), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), and Leopold I of Belgium (1790). After him are Bruce Willis (1955), Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Henry the Fowler ranks 26Before him are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Erich Honecker (1912), Helmut Kohl (1930), Peter III of Russia (1728), Willy Brandt (1913), and Leopold I of Belgium (1790). After him are Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Franz von Papen (1879), George I of Great Britain (1660), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), and Rudolf Höss (1901).