Princess Sophie of Bavaria

1805 - 1872

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Princess Sophie of Bavaria (Sophie Friederike Dorothea Wilhelmine; 27 January 1805 – 28 May 1872) was the daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife, Caroline of Baden. The identical twin sister of Queen Maria Anna of Saxony, Sophie became Archduchess of Austria by marriage to Archduke Franz Karl of Austria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Princess Sophie of Bavaria has received more than 1,608,641 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Princess Sophie of Bavaria is the 45th most popular nobleman (up from 47th in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 170th in 2019) and the most popular German Nobleman.

Princess Sophie of Bavaria is famous for being the mother of the famous Empress of Austria, Sisi (Elisabeth). She was known for her beauty and her strict, conservative nature, which put her at odds with her daughter's more liberal and free-spirited personality.

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Among noblemen, Princess Sophie of Bavaria ranks 45 out of 1,415Before her are Edward VII, El Cid, Otto von Habsburg, Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and Pope Leo IX. After her are Ramesses III, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Albert, Prince Consort, and Afonso de Albuquerque.

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Among people born in 1805, Princess Sophie of Bavaria ranks 6Before her are Hans Christian Andersen, Joseph Smith, Giuseppe Mazzini, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet. After her are Ferdinand de Lesseps, William Rowan Hamilton, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, and Maria Anna of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1872, Princess Sophie of Bavaria ranks 4Before her are Ludwig Feuerbach, Samuel Morse, and Giuseppe Mazzini. After her are Charles XV of Sweden, Théophile Gautier, Benito Juárez, Franz Grillparzer, N. F. S. Grundtvig, William Webb Ellis, Stanisław Moniuszko, and William John Macquorn Rankine.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Princess Sophie of Bavaria ranks 163 out of 7,253Before her are Alfred Jodl (1890), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), George II of Great Britain (1683), and Pope Damasus II (1000). After her are Thomas Müntzer (1489), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Leopold Mozart (1719), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), and Georg Simmel (1858).

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