Maximilian II of Bavaria

1811 - 1864

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Maximilian II (28 November 1811 – 10 March 1864) reigned as King of Bavaria between 1848 and 1864. Unlike his father, King Ludwig I, "King Max" was very popular and took a greater interest in the business of Government than in personal extravagance. Ascending the throne during the German Revolution of 1848, King Maximilian restored stability in his kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximilian II of Bavaria has received more than 428,970 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Maximilian II of Bavaria is the 1,281st most popular politician (down from 1,072nd in 2019), the 361st most popular biography from Germany (down from 293rd in 2019) and the 96th most popular German Politician.

Maximilian II of Bavaria is most famous for the construction of the New Residence in Munich.

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Among politicians, Maximilian II of Bavaria ranks 1,281 out of 15,710Before him are Lech Kaczyński, Perseus of Macedon, Briseis, Theodore I Laskaris, Michelle Bachelet, and Johan de Witt. After him are Galeazzo Ciano, Amenemhat III, Conrad IV of Germany, Numerian, Constantius III, and Safiyya bint Huyayy.

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Among people born in 1811, Maximilian II of Bavaria ranks 8Before him are Napoleon II, Évariste Galois, Théophile Gautier, Isaac Singer, Urbain Le Verrier, and William Makepeace Thackeray. After him are Robert Bunsen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louis Blanc, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Vissarion Belinsky, and François Achille Bazaine. Among people deceased in 1864, Maximilian II of Bavaria ranks 5Before him are George Boole, Ferdinand Lassalle, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. After him are Vuk Karadžić, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Cheoljong of Joseon, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Leo von Klenze, and William I of Württemberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Maximilian II of Bavaria ranks 361 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Busch (1885), Karen Horney (1885), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Ernst Abbe (1840), and Werner Herzog (1942). After him are Franz Halder (1884), Ernst Ruska (1906), Carl Bosch (1874), Georg von Küchler (1881), Martin Behaim (1459), and Louis the Child (893).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Maximilian II of Bavaria ranks 96Before him are Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), and Henry the Lion (1129). After him are Louis the Child (893), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Theodor Heuss (1884), Gregor Strasser (1892), and Christian V of Denmark (1646).