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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 190,747 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony is the 1,815th most popular politician (up from 1,925th in 2019), the 513th most popular biography from Germany (up from 521st in 2019) and the 135th most popular German 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 1,815 out of 15,710Before him are Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Burhanuddin Rabbani, John VI of Portugal, 1st Dalai Lama, Rodion Malinovsky, and Leopold, Duke of Lorraine. After him are Henry II of Castile, Edgar the Peaceful, Ferdinand I of Naples, Charles VIII of Sweden, Richard von Weizsäcker, and Qa'a.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1503, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony ranks 9Before him are Parmigianino, Bronzino, Isabella of Portugal, 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, Gerolama Orsini, Thomas Wyatt, Bartolomé Carranza, and Augustin Hirschvogel. 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, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Hieronymus Bock, Pedro Cieza de León, Moretto da Brescia, and Sibylle of Cleves.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony ranks 513 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), Moritz Schlick (1882), and Bruno Bauer (1809). After him are Ernst Udet (1896), Julius von Mayer (1814), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Luz Long (1913), Michael Thonet (1796), and Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony ranks 135Before him are Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908). After him are Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), Walther Rathenau (1867), Victoria of Baden (1862), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), and Julia Drusilla (16).