Ludwig Quidde

1858 - 1941

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Ludwig Quidde (German pronunciation: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈkvɪdə] (listen); 23 March 1858, Free City of Bremen – 4 March 1941) 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: that of Bismarck (up to 1890); the Hohenzollern Empire under Wilhelm II (1888–1918); the Weimar Republic (1918–1933); and, finally, Nazi Germany. In 1927, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.Born into a wealthy bourgeois merchant family, Quidde grew up in Bremen, read history and also got involved in the activities of the German Peace Society (Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft). In his younger years he had already opposed Bismarck's policies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig Quidde has received more than 92,286 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ludwig Quidde is the 3,872nd most popular politician (down from 3,150th in 2019), the 1,068th most popular biography from Germany (down from 824th in 2019) and the 302nd 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 3,872 out of 15,710Before him are Antiochus IX Cyzicenus, Ante Marković, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Parysatis II, Grimoald the Elder, and Gracia Mendes Nasi. After him are Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess Mafalda of Savoy, Zhu Rongji, Rafael del Riego, and Ashur-uballit I.

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Among people born in 1858, Ludwig Quidde ranks 30Before him are Prince Valdemar of Denmark, André Antoine, Eleonora Duse, Eugène Dubois, Lovis Corinth, and Giovanni Segantini. After him are Gaetano Mosca, Fernand Khnopff, Alois Riegl, Prince Henry of Battenberg, Carl Auer von Welsbach, and Alessandro Moreschi. Among people deceased in 1941, Ludwig Quidde ranks 41Before him are Gottfried Feder, Sherwood Anderson, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Kurt Koffka, Louis Chevrolet, and Mikhail Kirponos. After him are Gaetano Mosca, Dmitry Pavlov, Sisowath Monivong, Pál Teleki, Edwin S. Porter, and Rudolf Hilferding.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ludwig Quidde ranks 1,068 out of 5,289Before him are Alfred Naujocks (1911), Feodor Lynen (1911), Margot Honecker (1927), Ulrich von Jungingen (1360), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), and Robert Huber (1937). After him are Joseph Süß Oppenheimer (1698), Emil Jellinek (1853), Hans Burgkmair (1473), Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), Bruno of Querfurt (970), and Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1781).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Ludwig Quidde ranks 302Before him are Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1757), Carl Clauberg (1898), Max Amann (1891), Augustus, Elector of Saxony (1526), Margot Honecker (1927), and Ulrich von Jungingen (1360). After him are Joseph Süß Oppenheimer (1698), Emil Jellinek (1853), Natalia Alexeievna (1755), Franz Josef Strauss (1915), Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946), and Caroline of Brunswick (1768).