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John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony

1503 - 1554

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John Frederick I (30 June 1503 in Torgau – 3 March 1554 in Weimar), called the Magnanimous, was the Elector of Saxony (1532–1547) and head of the Schmalkaldic League. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony has received more than 212,968 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony is the 1,830th most popular politician (down from 1,812th in 2019), the 511th most popular biography from Germany (up from 513th in 2019) and the 139th most popular Politician.

John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, was born in 1443 and died in 1532. He was the son of Ernest, Duke of Saxony, and Catherine of Brunswick-Lüneburg. John Frederick I was most famous for his support of Martin Luther and his Protestant Reformation.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony ranks 1,830 out of 15,577Before him are Marozia, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang, Emperor Ruizong of Tang, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Hong Xiuquan, and Joan Clarke. After him are Songtsen Gampo, François Grimaldi, Karl Hermann Frank, James IV of Scotland, Ernest, Duke of Austria, and Benazir Bhutto.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1503, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony ranks 9Before him are Isabella of Portugal, Bronzino, Parmigianino, Christian III of Denmark, Henry II of Navarre, and Anne of Bohemia and Hungary. After him are Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Robert Estienne, Thomas Wyatt, Gerolama Orsini, Bartolomé Carranza, and Giovanni della Casa. Among people deceased in 1554, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony ranks 3Before him are Piri Reis and Lady Jane Grey. After him are Leo Africanus, Sebastiano Serlio, João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Hieronymus Bock, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Sibylle of Cleves, Pedro Cieza de León, and Gaspara Stampa.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony ranks 511 out of 6,142Before him are Aby Warburg (1866), Kurt Student (1890), Erich Kästner (1899), Otto Carius (1922), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), and Otto Diels (1876). After him are Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856), Franz Brentano (1838), Franz Bopp (1791), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), and Heinrich Mann (1871).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony ranks 139Before him are Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), Louis the Child (893), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Werner von Fritsch (1880), and Julia Drusilla (16). After him are Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856), Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Thomas Bach (1953), Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), and Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655).