Leopold I of Belgium

1790 - 1865

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Leopold I (French: Léopold; 16 December 1790 – 10 December 1865) was the first king of the Belgians, reigning from July 1831 until his death. The youngest son of Duke Francis of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Leopold took a commission in the Imperial Russian Army and fought against Napoleon after French troops overran Saxe-Coburg during the Napoleonic Wars. After Napoleon's defeat, Leopold moved to the United Kingdom where he married Princess Charlotte of Wales, who was second in line to the British throne and the only legitimate child of the Prince Regent (the future King George IV). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold I of Belgium has received more than 2,177,649 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Leopold I of Belgium is the 398th most popular politician (up from 499th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Germany (up from 144th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 398 out of 15,710. Before him are Tiberius Gracchus, Woodrow Wilson, Richard II of England, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Theodoric the Great, and Galerius. After him are Miklós Horthy, Orhan, William III of England, Radovan Karadžić, Moctezuma II, and Mithridates VI of Pontus.

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Among people born in 1790, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 2Before him is Jean-François Champollion. After him are John Tyler, Alphonse de Lamartine, August Ferdinand Möbius, George Everest, Sunjo of Joseon, Jules Dumont d'Urville, John Frederic Daniell, Nicolas Chauvin, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, and Robert Stirling. Among people deceased in 1865, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 5Before him are Abraham Lincoln, Ignaz Semmelweis, John Wilkes Booth, and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. After him are Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, Johann Franz Encke, and Robert FitzRoy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 121 out of 5,289. Before him are Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Arminius (-17), Novalis (1772), Willy Brandt (1913), Ernst Röhm (1887), and Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472). After him are Henry the Fowler (876), Bruce Willis (1955), Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), and Gerd von Rundstedt (1875).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 25Before him are Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Erich Honecker (1912), Helmut Kohl (1930), Peter III of Russia (1728), and Willy Brandt (1913). After him are Henry the Fowler (876), Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Franz von Papen (1879), George I of Great Britain (1660), and Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845).