Otto of Greece

1815 - 1867

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Otto (Greek: Όθων, romanized: Óthon, German: Otto Friedrich Ludwig von Bayern; 1 June 1815 – 26 July 1867) was a Bavarian prince who ruled as King of Greece from the establishment of the monarchy on 27 May 1832, under the Convention of London, until he was deposed on 23 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 1,047,428 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Otto of Greece is the 1,667th most popular politician (up from 1,785th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Austria (up from 126th in 2019) and the 37th 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.

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Among politicians, Otto of Greece ranks 1,667 out of 15,710Before him are Hu Yaobang, Emperor Jing of Han, Agesilaus II, Anchises, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Toghon Temür. After him are Dzhokhar Dudayev, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Egon Krenz, Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator, Carlos I of Portugal, and Abu Ayyub al-Ansari.

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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 Adolph Menzel, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Thomas Couture, Ildefons Cerdà, Louis-Jules Trochu, 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, Théodore Rousseau, Emperor Kōmei, and Franz Bopp. After him are Jean-Victor Poncelet, Maria Theresa of Austria, Sakamoto Ryōma, Princess Sophie of Saxony, Victor Cousin, and William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse.

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Among people born in Austria, Otto of Greece ranks 120 out of 1,075Before him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Ernst Happel (1925), Amon Göth (1908), Maria Josepha of Austria (1699), Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1633), and Anna Maria Mozart (1720). After him are Georg Trakl (1887), Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886), Ernst Gombrich (1909), Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria (1883), Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (1339), and Otto Weininger (1880).

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