POLITICIAN

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 2,910,627 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Ludwig II of Bavaria is the 450th most popular politician (down from 346th in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from Germany (down from 100th in 2019) and the 31st 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

Among politicians, Ludwig II of Bavaria ranks 450 out of 15,710Before him are Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, George I of Great Britain, Ashurbanipal, Robert Schuman, Charles the Simple, and Vladimir the Great. After him are John, King of England, Safiye Sultan, Tomyris, Boris Godunov, Yongle Emperor, and Merneptah.

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Contemporaries

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, Élie Metchnikoff, Gabriel Fauré, Carl Spitteler, Amadeo I of Spain, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Gabriel Lippmann, 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, Amilcare Ponchielli, John Deere, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Lydia Koidula.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig II of Bavaria ranks 135 out of 5,289Before him are Thomas Müntzer (1489), Pope Joan (null), Franz von Papen (1879), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Meister Eckhart (1260), and George I of Great Britain (1660). After him are Rudolf Höss (1901), Georg Simmel (1858), Max Ernst (1891), Agrippina the Younger (15), Max Müller (1823), and Johann Pachelbel (1653).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Ludwig II of Bavaria ranks 31Before him are Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Henry the Fowler (876), Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), Franz von Papen (1879), and George I of Great Britain (1660). After him are Rudolf Höss (1901), Agrippina the Younger (15), George II of Great Britain (1683), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), and Augustus II the Strong (1670).