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Peter von Biron

1724 - 1800

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Peter von Biron (15 February 1724 – 13 January 1800) was the last Duke of Courland and Semigallia, from 1769 to 1795. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter von Biron has received more than 97,508 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Peter von Biron is the 4,740th most popular politician (down from 3,797th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Latvia and the 6th most popular Latvian Politician.

Peter von Biron was a German prince who became the Grand Duke of Courland and Semigallia in 1737. He was most famous for his attempts to modernize the state of Courland, which included the introduction of reforms in the military, education, and agriculture.

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Among politicians, Peter von Biron ranks 4,740 out of 15,577Before him are Amenemnisu, Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria, Antonín Zápotocký, Petru Rareș, Ordoño I of Asturias, and Emperor Go-Shirakawa. After him are Al-Mu'tadid, Pim Fortuyn, Binali Yıldırım, Maria of Montferrat, Franz Walter Stahlecker, and Merikare.

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Among people born in 1724, Peter von Biron ranks 11Before him are Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Louise of Great Britain, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, and Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach. After him are Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Eva Ekeblad, Franz Aepinus, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, and George Stubbs. Among people deceased in 1800, Peter von Biron ranks 8Before him are Alexander Suvorov, Jean-Baptiste Kléber, Louis Desaix, Niccolò Piccinni, Adélaïde of France, and Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After him are Salawat Yulayev, Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano, Jean-Antoine Marbot, George XII of Georgia, Lorenzo Mascheroni, and Salomon Maimon.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Peter von Biron ranks 17 out of 284Before him are Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), Aron Nimzowitsch (1886), Gidon Kremer (1947), Jacob Kettler (1610), Egils Levits (1955), and Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717). After him are Vera Mukhina (1889), Ernst Johann von Biron (1690), Mischa Maisky (1948), Guntis Ulmanis (1939), Andris Bērziņš (1944), and Wolfgang Lüth (1913).


Among politicians born in Latvia, Peter von Biron ranks 6Before him are Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), Jacob Kettler (1610), Egils Levits (1955), and Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717). After him are Ernst Johann von Biron (1690), Guntis Ulmanis (1939), Andris Bērziņš (1944), Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), and Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692).