Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria

1573 - 1651

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Maximilian I (17 April 1573 – 27 September 1651), occasionally called the Great, a member of the House of Wittelsbach, ruled as Duke of Bavaria from 1597. His reign was marked by the Thirty Years' War during which he obtained the title of a Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire at the 1623 Diet of Regensburg. Maximilian was a capable monarch who, by overcoming the feudal rights of the local estates (Landstände), laid the foundations for absolutist rule in Bavaria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria has received more than 326,293 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria is the 103rd most popular nobleman, the 471st most popular biography from Germany (down from 452nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Nobleman.

Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, is most famous for being the first in a long line of Electors of Bavaria.

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Over the past year Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria has had the most page views in the with 55,590 views, followed by German (36,561), and Russian (9,642). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (2,837.04%), Georgian (102.76%), and Catalan (81.19%)


Among noblemen, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria ranks 103 out of 1,415Before him are Ramesses V, Mariana Victoria of Spain, Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Ramesses VI, and Ramesses XI. After him are Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Princess Alice of Battenberg, William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, Anne, Princess Royal, Piero the Unfortunate, and Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France.

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Among people born in 1573, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria ranks 1After him are William Laud, Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Simon Marius, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Inigo Jones, Ambrosius Bosschaert, Ukita Hideie, Ernest Casimir I, Count of Nassau-Dietz, Sebastiaen Vrancx, and Agnes Hedwig of Anhalt. Among people deceased in 1651, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria ranks 2Before him is Kösem Sultan. After him are Lennart Torstensson, Tokugawa Iemitsu, Abraham Bloemaert, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Anna Catherine Constance Vasa, Tugay Bey, Virginia Centurione Bracelli, Ngawang Namgyal, Giulia Tofana, and Jacob Adriaensz Backer.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria ranks 471 out of 7,253Before him are Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Oliver Kahn (1969), Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817), Jakob Fugger (1459), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), and Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867). After him are Walther Rathenau (1867), Werner von Fritsch (1880), Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837), Ernst Busch (1885), Henri Nestlé (1814), and Wilhelm Schickard (1592).

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