Maurice, Prince of Orange

1567 - 1625

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Maurice of Orange (Dutch: Maurits van Oranje; German: Moritz von Oranien; 14 November 1567 – 23 April 1625) was stadtholder of all the provinces of the Dutch Republic except for Friesland from 1585 at the earliest until his death in 1625. Before he became Prince of Orange upon the death of his eldest half-brother Philip William in 1618, he was known as Maurice of Nassau. Maurice spent his youth in Dillenburg in Nassau, and studied in Heidelberg and Leiden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice, Prince of Orange has received more than 438,777 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Maurice, Prince of Orange is the 947th most popular politician (up from 1,030th in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 120th in 2019) and the 75th most popular German Politician.

Maurice, Prince of Orange, is most famous for being the founder of the Dutch Republic and for his victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Nieuwpoort.

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Among politicians, Maurice, Prince of Orange ranks 947 out of 15,710Before him are Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, Basil II, Raymond Poincaré, Pepin of Herstal, Ælfweard of Wessex, and Archduchess Gisela of Austria. After him are William Henry Harrison, Christian VIII of Denmark, Michael III, Miloš Zeman, Ursula von der Leyen, and Baldwin I of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in 1567, Maurice, Prince of Orange ranks 3Before him are Claudio Monteverdi and Francis de Sales. After him are Date Masamune, Samuel de Champlain, Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Sanada Yukimura, Jacques Clément, Eleanor de' Medici, Willem Schouten, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, and Honoré d'Urfé. Among people deceased in 1625, Maurice, Prince of Orange ranks 3Before him are James VI and I and Sofonisba Anguissola. After him are Jan Brueghel the Elder, Johann Bayer, Simon Marius, Giambattista Marino, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Mōri Terumoto, and Honoré d'Urfé.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Maurice, Prince of Orange ranks 273 out of 5,289Before him are Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Carl Zeiss (1816), and Ludolph van Ceulen (1540). After him are Max Stirner (1806), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Konrad Zuse (1910), Michael Wittmann (1914), and Sepp Dietrich (1892).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Maurice, Prince of Orange ranks 75Before him are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), and Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955). After him are Anton Drexler (1884), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), and Joachim Gauck (1940).