Ludwig I of Bavaria

1786 - 1868

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Ludwig I or Louis I (German: Ludwig I.; 25 August 1786 – 29 February 1868) was King of Bavaria from 1825 until the 1848 revolutions in the German states. When he was crown prince, he was involved in the Napoleonic Wars. As king, he encouraged Bavaria's industrialization, initiating the Ludwig Canal between the rivers Main and the Danube. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig I of Bavaria has received more than 899,077 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ludwig I of Bavaria is the 1,268th most popular politician (down from 1,239th in 2019), the 455th most popular biography from France (down from 452nd in 2019) and the 110th most popular French Politician.

Ludwig I of Bavaria is most famous for the building of castles and palaces, such as Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Among politicians, Ludwig I of Bavaria ranks 1,268 out of 19,576Before him are Andronikos III Palaiologos, Louis III of France, John V Palaiologos, Henri, Count of Chambord, Jefferson Davis, and Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. After him are Ferdinand I of Romania, Emmanuel Macron, Emperor Wen of Sui, Charles II, Archduke of Austria, Lucius Caesar, and Valdemar I of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1786, Ludwig I of Bavaria ranks 6Before him are Carl Maria von Weber, Christian VIII of Denmark, John Vianney, Wilhelm Grimm, and Marie Walewska. After him are François Arago, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Davy Crockett, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and John Franklin. Among people deceased in 1868, Ludwig I of Bavaria ranks 5Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Léon Foucault, James Buchanan, and August Ferdinand Möbius. After him are Mongkut, August Schleicher, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Okita Sōji, William T. G. Morton, Mihailo Obrenović, and David Brewster.

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Among people born in France, Ludwig I of Bavaria ranks 455 out of 6,770Before him are Isabelle Huppert (1953), Abraham de Moivre (1667), Charles Le Brun (1619), Louis III of France (863), Suzanne Valadon (1865), and Henri, Count of Chambord (1820). After him are François Arago (1786), Gregory of Tours (538), Emmanuel Macron (1977), Francis Poulenc (1899), Luc Besson (1959), and Caroline Bonaparte (1782).


Among politicians born in France, Ludwig I of Bavaria ranks 110Before him are Jean Monnet (1888), Albert Lebrun (1871), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Elisabeth of France (1602), Louis III of France (863), and Henri, Count of Chambord (1820). After him are Emmanuel Macron (1977), Caroline Bonaparte (1782), Stephen, King of England (1095), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Carus (230), and Antoine of Navarre (1518).