Wilhelm Kettler

1574 - 1640

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Wilhelm Kettler (20 June 1574 – 7 April 1640) was the Duke of Courland, a Baltic German region in today's Latvia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Kettler has received more than 26,255 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Kettler is the 6,443rd most popular politician (down from 6,049th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Latvia (down from 27th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Latvian Politician.

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Among politicians, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 6,443 out of 15,710Before him are Walter Buch, Niccolò III d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara, Alix of France, Sonia Gandhi, Gaius Lutatius Catulus, and Saliha Sultan. After him are Almazbek Atambayev, Igor II of Kiev, Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland, Oliver Winchester, Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg, and Al-Mustakfi.

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Among people born in 1574, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 9Before him are Anne of Denmark, William Oughtred, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, and Robert Fludd. After him are Feng Menglong, Elisabeth of Lorraine, John Wilbye, and Thomas Heywood. Among people deceased in 1640, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 8Before him are Murad IV, Uriel da Costa, George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Francesca Caccini, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, and Jindřich Matyáš Thurn. After him are Giuseppe Cesari, Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Alessandro Salvio, Paul Fleming, Robert Burton, and Henry Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz.

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Among people born in Latvia, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 32 out of 242Before him are Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692), Philippe Halsman (1906), Mischa Maisky (1948), Rainis (1865), Jānis Čakste (1859), and Wolfgang Lüth (1913). After him are Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), Jānis K. Bērziņš (1889), Oswald Külpe (1862), Jukums Vācietis (1873), Frederick Casimir Kettler (1650), and Vizma Belševica (1931).


Among politicians born in Latvia, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 13Before him are Guntis Ulmanis (1939), Andris Bērziņš (1944), Egils Levits (1955), Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800), Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692), and Jānis Čakste (1859). After him are Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), Jānis K. Bērziņš (1889), Frederick Casimir Kettler (1650), Laimdota Straujuma (1951), Valdis Zatlers (1955), and Pēteris Stučka (1865).