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Peter III of Russia

1728 - 1762

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Peter III (10 February 1728 – 17 July 1762) was Emperor of Russia from 5 January 1762 until 9 July of the same year, when he was overthrown by his wife, Catherine II (the Great). He was born in the German city of Kiel as Charles Peter Ulrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (German: Karl Peter Ulrich von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp), but he was a grandson of Peter the Great and a great-grandson of Charles XI of Sweden. Peter III 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 6,897,547 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Peter III of Russia is the 284th most popular politician (up from 372nd in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Germany (up from 113th in 2019) and the 19th 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 284 out of 15,577Before him are Ariel Sharon, Edward II of England, Ahmed II, Alexander II of Russia, Charles II of Spain, and Septimius Severus. After him are Mehmed V, Philip II of France, Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Sejong the Great, Konstantin Chernenko, and Joachim von Ribbentrop.

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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, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Robert Adam, and Antoine Baumé. Among people deceased in 1762, Peter III of Russia ranks 2Before him is Elizabeth of Russia. After him are Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Crown Prince Sado, James Bradley, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Emperor Momozono, Francesco Geminiani, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Shah Waliullah Dehlawi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter III of Russia ranks 85 out of 6,142Before him are Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Arminius (-17), Charles the Bald (823), Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), and William the Silent (1533). After him are Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Albertus Magnus (1206), Albert Speer (1905), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), and Wilhelm Keitel (1882).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Peter III of Russia ranks 19Before him are Klemens von Metternich (1773), Martin Bormann (1900), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Helmut Kohl (1930), Charles the Bald (823), and William the Silent (1533). After him are Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Gerhard Schröder (1944), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Willy Brandt (1913), and Erich Honecker (1912).