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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 1,527,516 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Princess Sophie of Bavaria is the 46th most popular nobleman (up from 670th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Germany (up from 190th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 46 out of 842Before her are Alexander Nevsky, Queen Sofía of Spain, Pope Leo IX, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Margaret of Valois, and Henry IV of England. After her are Arthur, Prince of Wales, Giuliano de' Medici, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Edward the Black Prince, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, and Henrietta of England.

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Among people born in 1805, Princess Sophie of Bavaria ranks 5Before her are Hans Christian Andersen, Alexis de Tocqueville, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet. After her are Ferdinand de Lesseps, William Rowan Hamilton, Joseph Smith, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Maria Anna of Bavaria, and Franz Xaver Winterhalter. 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, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Franz Grillparzer, Kawakami Gensai, N. F. S. Grundtvig, and William Webb Ellis.

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Among people born in Germany, Princess Sophie of Bavaria ranks 170 out of 6,142Before her are Gottlob Frege (1848), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Erich Raeder (1876), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), and Otto Hahn (1879). After her are Oswald Spengler (1880), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Erich Hartmann (1922), Max Ernst (1891), Magda Goebbels (1901), and Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846).

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