Peter III of Russia

1728 - 1762

Peter III of Russia

Peter III (21 February [O.S. 10 February] 1728 – 17 July [O.S. 6 July] 1762) (Russian: Пётр III Фëдорович, Pyotr III Fyodorovich) was Emperor of Russia for six months in 1762. He was born in Kiel as Charles Peter Ulrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (German: Karl Peter Ulrich von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf), the only child of Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (the son of Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, sister of Charles XII), and Anna Petrovna (the elder surviving daughter of Peter the Great). The German-born Peter could hardly speak Russian and pursued a strongly pro-Prussian policy, which made him an unpopular leader. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter III of Russia has received more than 3,844,637 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 291st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Peter III of Russia ranks 288 out of 14,801Before him are Raúl Castro, Alaric I, George VI, Orhan, Willy Brandt, and Vyacheslav Molotov. After him are Ali Khamenei, Helmut Kohl, Paul I of Russia, Herod Antipas, Philip IV of Spain, and Olof Palme.

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Among people born in 1728, Peter III of Russia ranks 2Before him is James Cook. After him are Joseph Black, Johann Heinrich Lambert, Anton Raphael Mengs, Chevalier d'Éon, Niccolò Piccinni, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Robert Adam, John Hunter, and Samuel Wallis. Among people deceased in 1762, Peter III of Russia ranks 2Before him is Elizabeth of Russia. After him are Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Emperor Momozono, James Bradley, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Crown Prince Sado, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Francesco Geminiani, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and Tobias Mayer.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter III of Russia ranks 89 out of 3,763Before him are Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Albert Speer (1905), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Willy Brandt (1913), and Theodor Mommsen (1817). After him are Helmut Kohl (1930), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Walter Benjamin (1892), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), and Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Peter III of Russia ranks 21Before him are Charles the Bald (823), William I, German Emperor (1797), Clara Zetkin (1857), Martin Bormann (1900), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), and Willy Brandt (1913). After him are Helmut Kohl (1930), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Erich Honecker (1912), and Charles the Fat (839).

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