Otto of Greece

1815 - 1867

Photo of Otto of Greece

Icon of person Otto of Greece

Otto (Greek: Όθων, romanized: Óthon; German: Otto Friedrich Ludwig von Wittelsbach; 1 June 1815 – 26 July 1867) was a Bavarian prince who ruled as King of Greece from the establishment of the Kingdom of Greece on 27 May 1832, under the Convention of London, until he was deposed in October 1862. The second son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, Otto ascended the newly created throne of Greece at age 17. His government was initially run by a three-man regency council made up of Bavarian court officials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto of Greece has received more than 1,467,003 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Otto of Greece is the 1,619th most popular politician (down from 1,596th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Austria (up from 118th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Austrian Politician.

Otto of Greece is most famous for being the first king of modern Greece. He was also a prince of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, which was a branch of the House of Oldenburg. Otto was born in 1845 to King George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna of Russia. He ascended to the throne in 1863 after his father was deposed. Otto was overthrown in a coup in 1923.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among politicians, Otto of Greece ranks 1,619 out of 19,576Before him are Alaric II, David IV of Georgia, Gregor Strasser, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Miloš Obrenović, and Ferdinand I of Aragon. After him are Emeric Thököly, George Tupou V, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Hedwig of Silesia, Hassan Nasrallah, and Lala Mustafa Pasha.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1815, Otto of Greece ranks 6Before him are Otto von Bismarck, John Bosco, Ada Lovelace, George Boole, and Karl Weierstrass. After him are Louis-Jules Trochu, Adolph Menzel, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Ildefons Cerdà, Thomas Couture, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Among people deceased in 1867, Otto of Greece ranks 8Before him are Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Maximilian I of Mexico, Emperor Kōmei, Franz Bopp, and Théodore Rousseau. After him are Sakamoto Ryōma, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Maria Theresa of Austria, Victor Cousin, Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, and William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse.

Others Born in 1815

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1867

Go to all Rankings

In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Otto of Greece ranks 107 out of 1,424Before him are Maria von Trapp (1905), Josef Breuer (1842), Saint Florian (250), Josef Strauss (1827), Alfred Hermann Fried (1864), and Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (1339). After him are Maria Leopoldina of Austria (1797), Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria (1756), Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (1679), Dietrich Mateschitz (1944), Paul Feyerabend (1924), and Karl von Frisch (1886).

Among POLITICIANS In Austria