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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 672,425 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ludwig I of Bavaria is the 1,251st most popular politician (up from 1,375th in 2019), the 452nd most popular biography from France (up from 522nd in 2019) and the 107th 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 1,251 out of 15,577Before him are Michael II, Trebonianus Gallus, Mahmud of Ghazni, Ferdinand VI of Spain, Frederick IV of Denmark, and Necho II. After him are Muawiya II, Sariputta, Hongxi Emperor, Amr ibn Hishām, John II Casimir Vasa, and Yaśodharā.

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Among people born in 1786, Ludwig I of Bavaria ranks 3Before him are Carl Maria von Weber and Wilhelm Grimm. After him are Christian VIII of Denmark, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, John Vianney, François Arago, Marie Walewska, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Sophie of France, 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, William T. G. Morton, August Schleicher, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, David Brewster, Mihailo Obrenović, and James Brooke.

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Among people born in France, Ludwig I of Bavaria ranks 452 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Richet (1850), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Théodore Rousseau (1812), Jean Lannes (1769), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), and André Derain (1880). After him are André Maurois (1885), Hippolyte Taine (1828), William Wyler (1902), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), Hector Malot (1830), and Robert Campin (1375).


Among politicians born in France, Ludwig I of Bavaria ranks 107Before him are Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781), Louis III of France (863), Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), Carloman I (751), and Gaspard II de Coligny (1519). After him are Louis, Dauphin of France (1729), Paul Bocuse (1926), Camille Desmoulins (1760), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), and Christine Lagarde (1956).