Peter III of Russia

1728 - 1762

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Peter III (21 February [O.S. 10 February] 1728 – 17 July [O.S. 6 July] 1762) (Russian: Пётр III Фёдорович, 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-Gottorp), 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 4,623,116 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Peter III of Russia is the 372nd most popular politician (down from 288th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from Germany (down from 89th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular German Politician.

Peter III was most famous for being the tsar of Russia from 1762 to 1796. He was overthrown by his wife, Catherine the Great, who took over the throne.

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Among politicians, Peter III of Russia ranks 372 out of 15,710Before him are Joachim Murat, Ertuğrul, Alp Arslan, Sigismund III Vasa, Semiramis, and Priam. After him are Selim III, Philip I of Castile, Abdul Hamid I, Hafez al-Assad, Philip VI of France, and Syngman Rhee.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter III of Russia ranks 113 out of 5,289Before him are Erich Honecker (1912), Helmut Kohl (1930), Alfred Wegener (1880), Baron Munchausen (1720), Theodor Mommsen (1817), and Leni Riefenstahl (1902). After him are Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Arminius (-17), Novalis (1772), Willy Brandt (1913), and Ernst Röhm (1887).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Peter III of Russia ranks 23Before him are Clara Zetkin (1857), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Erich Honecker (1912), and Helmut Kohl (1930). After him are Willy Brandt (1913), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Henry the Fowler (876), Charles the Fat (839), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), and Franz von Papen (1879).