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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 259,447 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria is the 98th most popular nobleman (up from 106th in 2019), the 452nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 453rd in 2019) and the 8th 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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Among noblemen, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria ranks 98 out of 842Before him are Piero the Unfortunate, Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Roger I of Sicily, and Albert I of Germany. After him are Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Ramesses VI, Gaius Caesar, Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, Gian Galeazzo Sforza, and Joanna I of Naples.

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Among people born in 1573, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria ranks 1After him are Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland, William Laud, Simon Marius, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Inigo Jones, Ambrosius Bosschaert, Ernest Casimir I, Count of Nassau-Dietz, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Ukita Hideie, and Robert Catesby. 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, Giulia Tofana, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Tugay Bey, Anna Catherine Constance Vasa, Virginia Centurione Bracelli, Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg, and Ngawang Namgyal.

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Among people born in Germany, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria ranks 452 out of 6,142Before him are Niklas Luhmann (1927), Jochen Rindt (1942), Wilhelm List (1880), Josef Kramer (1906), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), and Erhard Milch (1892). After him are Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Emile Berliner (1851), Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834), Fritz Todt (1891), and Otto of Bavaria (1848).

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