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Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse

1777 - 1848

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Louis II (26 December 1777 – 16 June 1848) was Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine from 6 April 1830 until 5 March 1848, resigning during the German Revolution of 1848. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse has received more than 369,977 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse is the 3,122nd most popular politician (up from 3,192nd in 2019), the 845th most popular biography from Germany (up from 888th in 2019) and the 247th most popular German Politician.

Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, was most famous for being the father of the last German Emperor, Wilhelm II.

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Among politicians, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse ranks 3,122 out of 15,577Before him are Marduk-apla-iddina II, Traian Băsescu, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Néstor Kirchner, Abdurrahman Wahid, and Anastasio Somoza García. After him are Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, Taharqa, Henri, Prince of Condé, Emperor Hui of Jin, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, and Aleksey Kuropatkin.

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Among people born in 1777, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse ranks 11Before him are Heinrich von Kleist, Henry Clay, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Elisa Bonaparte, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, and Juliette Récamier. After him are Philipp Otto Runge, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Louis Jacques Thénard, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Adélaïde d'Orléans, and Bernard Courtois. Among people deceased in 1848, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse ranks 15Before him are Bernard Bolzano, Caroline Herschel, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, María Isabella of Spain, Nicolas Oudinot, and Vissarion Belinsky. After him are Khachatur Abovian, Mohammad Shah Qajar, Thomas Cole, Joseph Mohr, Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, and Robert Darwin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse ranks 845 out of 6,142Before him are Achim von Arnim (1781), Steffi Graf (1969), Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1729), Kurt Eisner (1867), Oswald Pohl (1892), and John George III, Elector of Saxony (1647). After him are Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Wilhelm Kempff (1895), Hendrik Goltzius (1558), Fritz Strassmann (1902), and Bruno Walter (1876).

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