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Ludwig II of Bavaria

1845 - 1886

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Ludwig II (Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm; 25 August 1845 – 13 June 1886) was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in 1886. He is sometimes called the Swan King or der Märchenkönig ('the Fairy Tale King'). He also held the titles of Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Franconia, and Duke in Swabia.Ludwig ascended to the throne in 1864 at the age of 18. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig II of Bavaria has received more than 3,209,178 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Ludwig II of Bavaria is the 511th most popular politician (down from 450th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Germany (down from 135th in 2019) and the 36th most popular German Politician.

Ludwig II of Bavaria is most famous for his obsession with the construction of fairy-tale castles and palaces. He was also a patron of the arts, and his patronage helped to establish Munich as one of the great cultural centers of Europe.

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Among politicians, Ludwig II of Bavaria ranks 511 out of 15,577Before him are Abdulmejid II, Norodom Sihanouk, Anna of Russia, Moctezuma II, Syngman Rhee, and Didius Julianus. After him are Aurelian, Constantine II of Greece, Fulgencio Batista, Zhou Enlai, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Dmitry Medvedev.

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Among people born in 1845, Ludwig II of Bavaria ranks 4Before him are Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander III of Russia, and Georg Cantor. After him are George I of Greece, Gabriel Fauré, Gabriel Lippmann, Carl Spitteler, Amadeo I of Spain, Élie Metchnikoff, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, and Ludwig III of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1886, Ludwig II of Bavaria ranks 3Before him are Franz Liszt and Ramakrishna. After him are Emily Dickinson, Leopold von Ranke, Chester A. Arthur, John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Prince Louis, Count of Trani.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig II of Bavaria ranks 141 out of 6,142Before him are Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Ambrose (340), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), and Anne of Cleves (1515). After him are Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), Meister Eckhart (1260), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Franz von Papen (1879), and Walter Model (1891).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Ludwig II of Bavaria ranks 36Before him are George I of Great Britain (1660), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Rudolf Höss (1901), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Agrippina the Younger (15), and Frederick William I of Prussia (1688). After him are Charles the Fat (839), Franz von Papen (1879), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), and Hans Frank (1900).