John of Saxony

1801 - 1873

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John (German: Johann; Polish: Jan; 12 December 1801 – 29 October 1873) was King of Saxony from 9 August 1854 until his death in 1873. He was a member of the House of Wettin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Saxony has received more than 208,453 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). John of Saxony is the 2,386th most popular politician (down from 1,989th in 2019), the 647th most popular biography from Germany (down from 564th in 2019) and the 176th most popular German Politician.

John of Saxony is most famous for his victory over the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.

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Among politicians, John of Saxony ranks 2,386 out of 19,576Before him are 1st Dalai Lama, Manco Inca Yupanqui, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Cao Huan, Kamehameha I, and Vasily I of Moscow. After him are Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, Shallum of Israel, Basiliscus, Samora Machel, Mikheil Saakashvili, and Ivan Gašparovič.

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Among people born in 1801, John of Saxony ranks 7Before him are Vincenzo Bellini, Brigham Young, Gustav Fechner, Josip Jelačić, Frédéric Bastiat, and Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria. After him are Joseph Plateau, Johannes Peter Müller, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, John Henry Newman, and Thomas Cole. Among people deceased in 1873, John of Saxony ranks 8Before him are John Stuart Mill, David Livingstone, Justus von Liebig, Alessandro Manzoni, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, and Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria. After him are Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Vasil Levski, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Louis Agassiz, and Fyodor Tyutchev.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, John of Saxony ranks 647 out of 7,253Before him are John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Erich Mielke (1907), Erich Koch (1896), Manfred Gerlach (1928), Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910), and Hasso von Manteuffel (1897). After him are Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Magda Schneider (1909), Bettina von Arnim (1785), Werner Forssmann (1904), and Werner Mölders (1913).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, John of Saxony ranks 176Before him are Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Erich Mielke (1907), Erich Koch (1896), Manfred Gerlach (1928), and Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910). After him are Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (1797), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), Karl Carstens (1914), Werner von Haeften (1908), Otto Grotewohl (1894), and Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873).