John of Austria

1547 - 1578

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John of Austria ( German: Johann von Österreich, Spanish: Juan de Austria; 24 February 1547 – 1 October 1578) was the illegitimate son of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Charles V met his son only once, recognizing him in a codicil to his will. John became a military leader in the service of his half-brother, King Philip II of Spain, Charles V's heir, and was addressed to as a Don. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Austria has received more than 626,528 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John of Austria is the 101st most popular military personnel (down from 94th in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from Germany (down from 229th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular German Military Personnel.

John of Austria was a Spanish general who led the Spanish army to victory in the Battle of Lepanto.

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Among military personnels, John of Austria ranks 101 out of 2,058Before him are Albert Kesselring, Heinrich Müller, Bernard Montgomery, Wilhelm Canaris, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Saigō Takamori. After him are Miloš Obilić, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, George S. Patton, Zhang Fei, Andrea Doria, and Theodor Eicke.

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Among people born in 1547, John of Austria ranks 2Before him is Miguel de Cervantes. After him are Justus Lipsius, Stanisław Żółkiewski, Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Claude of France, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Oichi, Mateo Alemán, Sanada Masayuki, and Rudolph Goclenius. Among people deceased in 1578, John of Austria ranks 3Before him are Mihrimah Sultan, and Sebastian of Portugal. After him are Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, Uesugi Kenshin, Pierre Lescot, Piali Pasha, Sebastiano Venier, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Giulio Clovio, and Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias.

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Among people born in Germany, John of Austria ranks 267 out of 7,253Before him are Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Klaus Schwab (1938), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Ernst Jünger (1895), and Wilm Hosenfeld (1895). After him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Michael Ende (1929), and Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928).


Among military personnels born in Germany, John of Austria ranks 23Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Erich Hartmann (1922), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Albert Kesselring (1885), Heinrich Müller (1900), and Wilhelm Canaris (1887). After him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Klaus Barbie (1913), Hermann Hoth (1885), Michael Wittmann (1914), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), and Franz Halder (1884).