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 31,170 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Wilhelm Kettler is the 6,557th most popular politician (down from 6,435th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Latvia (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 6,557 out of 15,577Before him are Mithridates II of Parthia, Duqaq, 10th Dalai Lama, Alois Eliáš, Agostino Chigi, and Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes. After him are Berthold, Margrave of Baden, Zoltán of Hungary, Gallus Anonymus, Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Mateusz Morawiecki, and Fujiwara no Kamatari.

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Among people born in 1574, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 9Before him are Anne of Denmark, Maria Anna of Bavaria, William Oughtred, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, Robert Fludd, and Frederick IV, Elector Palatine. After him are Feng Menglong, Elisabeth of Lorraine, Dorothea Maria of Anhalt, İbrahim Peçevi, John Wilbye, and Thomas Heywood. Among people deceased in 1640, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 10Before him are Francesca Caccini, Uriel da Costa, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Giuseppe Cesari, and Charles, Duke of Guise. After him are Vittoria Aleotti, Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Robert Burton, John Francis Regis, Paul Fleming, and Alessandro Salvio.

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Among people born in Latvia, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 35 out of 284Before him are Philippe Halsman (1906), Frederick Casimir Kettler (1650), Jānis Lūsis (1939), Jānis Čakste (1859), Rainis (1865), and Raimonds Pauls (1936). After him are Abraham Isaac Kook (1865), Jukums Vācietis (1873), Friedrich Kettler (1569), Solomon Mikhoels (1890), Laimdota Straujuma (1951), and Valdis Zatlers (1955).


Among politicians born in Latvia, Wilhelm Kettler ranks 15Before him are Andris Bērziņš (1944), Pauline Therese of Württemberg (1800), Duke Alexander of Württemberg (1804), Frederick William, Duke of Courland (1692), Frederick Casimir Kettler (1650), and Jānis Čakste (1859). After him are Laimdota Straujuma (1951), Valdis Zatlers (1955), Ferdinand Kettler (1655), Jānis K. Bērziņš (1889), Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter (1884), and Pēteris Stučka (1865).