Kaspar Hauser

1812 - 1833

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Kaspar Hauser (30 April 1812 – 17 December 1833) was a German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. Hauser's claims, and his subsequent death from a stab wound, sparked much debate and controversy. Theories propounded at the time identified him as a member of the grand ducal House of Baden, hidden away because of royal intrigue. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kaspar Hauser has received more than 1,947,027 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Kaspar Hauser is the 7th most popular celebrity (down from 5th in 2019).

Kaspar Hauser was a German boy who was found in 1828 in Nuremberg, Germany. He was unable to speak or walk and had to be carried everywhere. He claimed that he had been kept in a dark dungeon for most of his life and had been given only bread and water.

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Over the past year Kaspar Hauser has had the most page views in the with 242,868 views, followed by English (195,392), and Russian (123,805). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (133.90%), Basque (127.95%), and Romanian (61.42%)


Among celebrities, Kaspar Hauser ranks 7 out of 265Before him are Wallis Simpson, Ötzi, Caitlyn Jenner, Phineas Gage, Lina Medina, and Jeanne Calment. After him are Robert Wadlow, Millvina Dean, Geli Raubal, Simonetta Vespucci, Anna Nicole Smith, and Jon Brower Minnoch.

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Among people born in 1812, Kaspar Hauser ranks 2Before him is Charles Dickens. After him are Théodore Rousseau, Johann Gottfried Galle, Truganini, Alexander Herzen, Louise of Orléans, Ivan Goncharov, Moses Hess, Sigismond Thalberg, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, and Mirza Fatali Akhundov. Among people deceased in 1833, Kaspar Hauser ranks 3Before him are Nicéphore Niépce, and Ferdinand VII of Spain. After him are Richard Trevithick, Marie-Antoine Carême, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Seraphim of Sarov, William Wilberforce, Ram Mohan Roy, Hugh Glass, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, and Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach.

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