Ludwig Quidde

1858 - 1941

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Ludwig Quidde (German pronunciation: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈkvɪdə] ; 23 March 1858, Free City of Bremen – 4 March 1941, Geneva, Switzerland) was a German politician and pacifist who is mainly remembered today for his acerbic criticism of German Emperor Wilhelm II. Quidde's long career spanned four different eras of German history: Otto von Bismarck (until 1890), the Hohenzollern Empire under Wilhelm II (1888–1918), the Weimar Republic (1918–1933); and Nazi Germany. In 1927, Quidde was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Born into a wealthy bourgeois merchant family, Quidde grew up in Bremen, read history and got involved in the activities of the German Peace Society (Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig Quidde has received more than 110,623 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ludwig Quidde is the 2,944th most popular politician (up from 4,725th in 2019), the 789th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,307th in 2019) and the 216th most popular German Politician.

Ludwig Quidde is most famous for being the first person to coin the term "First World War" in 1915. He did this because he felt that the war was not a fight between two countries, but rather a fight between the poor and the rich.

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Among politicians, Ludwig Quidde ranks 2,944 out of 19,576Before him are Matthias Erzberger, Tomislav of Croatia, Piye, André-Hercule de Fleury, Wang Xizhi, and Yoon Suk Yeol. After him are Al-Muqtadir, Gisela of Hungary, Barbara Bush, Jörg Haider, Jules de Polignac, and Hjalmar Branting.

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Among people born in 1858, Ludwig Quidde ranks 23Before him are Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Franz Boas, Marie Bashkirtseff, Kang Youwei, Maria Christina of Austria, and Mihajlo Pupin. After him are Eugène Ysaÿe, Eleonora Duse, Keke Geladze, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Princess Louise of Belgium, and Giovanni Segantini. Among people deceased in 1941, Ludwig Quidde ranks 28Before him are Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Ernst Udet, Prajadhipok, Werner Mölders, Werner Sombart, and Kurt Koffka. After him are Günther Prien, Alexej von Jawlensky, Sherwood Anderson, Christian Rakovsky, Henri Lebesgue, and Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig Quidde ranks 789 out of 7,253Before him are Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Udo Kier (1944), Matthias Erzberger (1875), Bernd Schuster (1959), Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724), and Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852). After him are Gisela of Hungary (980), Joseph Wirth (1879), Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949), Johann Christoph Adelung (1732), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), and Eduard Dietl (1890).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Ludwig Quidde ranks 216Before him are Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), Juana Bormann (1893), Gustav Radbruch (1878), Wilhelm Cuno (1876), and Matthias Erzberger (1875). After him are Gisela of Hungary (980), Joseph Wirth (1879), Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629), Herschel Grynszpan (1921), Agnes of Merania (1175), and Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946).