Jacob Kettler

1610 - 1682

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Jacob Kettler (German: Jakob von Kettler) (28 October 1610 – 1 January 1682) was a Baltic German Duke of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (1642–1682). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Kettler has received more than 86,995 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacob Kettler is the 3,447th most popular politician (down from 3,374th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Latvia (down from 12th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Latvian Politician.

Jacob Kettler is most famous for being the founder of the Kettler Company.

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Among politicians, Jacob Kettler ranks 3,447 out of 15,710Before him are Henry I, Duke of Bavaria, Baldwin II, Latin Emperor, Bernabò Visconti, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Prince George of Denmark, and Mark Felt. After him are Louis-Jules Trochu, Prince Jean, Duke of Guise, Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Dion of Syracuse, Gaius Terentius Varro, and Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse.

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Among people born in 1610, Jacob Kettler ranks 6Before him are Pope Alexander VIII, Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, David Teniers the Younger, Adriaen van Ostade, and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. After him are Paul Scarron, Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena, Li Yu, Jan Asselijn, Abraham Duquesne, and Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1682, Jacob Kettler ranks 8Before him are Claude Lorrain, Evliya Çelebi, Feodor III of Russia, 5th Dalai Lama, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Johann Joachim Becher. After him are Alessandro Stradella, Baldassare Longhena, Avvakum, Jean Picard, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, and Thomas Browne.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Jacob Kettler ranks 14 out of 242Before him are Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), and Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717). After him are Aron Nimzowitsch (1886), Vera Mukhina (1889), Peter von Biron (1724), Gidon Kremer (1947), Ernst Johann von Biron (1690), and Guntis Ulmanis (1939).


Among politicians born in Latvia, Jacob Kettler ranks 4Before him are Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), and Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717). After him are Peter von Biron (1724), Ernst Johann von Biron (1690), Guntis Ulmanis (1939), Andris Bērziņš (1944), Egils Levits (1955), Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800), Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692), and Jānis Čakste (1859).