Wilhelm Voigt

1849 - 1922

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Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt (13 February 1849 – 3 January 1922) was a German impostor who, in 1906, masqueraded as a Prussian military officer, rounded up a number of soldiers under his "command", and "confiscated" more than 4,000 marks from a municipal treasury. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Voigt has received more than 173,293 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Voigt is the 79th most popular extremist (up from 80th in 2019), the 473rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 571st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Extremist.

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Among extremists, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 79 out of 205Before him are Carlo Gambino, Jeffrey Dahmer, Hermine Braunsteiner, Dennis Rader, Johann Rattenhuber, and Ma Barker. After him are Susan Atkins, Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Shamil Basayev, Luciano Leggio, Taha Yassin Ramadan, and Jacques Mesrine.

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Among people born in 1849, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 29Before him are Armand Peugeot, Vera Zasulich, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Saionji Kinmochi, Lord Randolph Churchill, and Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria. After him are Empress Shōken, Georg Luger, Alexander Kielland, Princess Alice of Parma, Archduchess Mathilda of Austria, and Maria Theresa of Austria-Este. Among people deceased in 1922, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 41Before him are Alessandro Moreschi, Catherine Dolgorukov, Ōkuma Shigenobu, Edmund Leighton, Gaston, Count of Eu, and Gabriel Narutowicz. After him are Hermann Alexander Diels, Vlaho Bukovac, Wolfgang Kapp, Paul Durand-Ruel, Jacobus Kapteyn, and Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 473 out of 2,688Before him are False Dmitry II (1600), Alexander Pokryshkin (1913), Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (1825), Sergey Brin (1973), Dmitry Pozharsky (1577), and Viktor Belenko (1947). After him are Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904), Gabdulkhay Akhatov (1927), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (1798), Dmitry Merezhkovsky (1866), and Marianne von Werefkin (1860).

Among EXTREMISTS In Russia

Among extremists born in Russia, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 2Before him are Pavlik Morozov (1918). After him are Shamil Basayev (1965), Dmitry Ilyich Ulyanov (1874), Dokka Umarov (1964), and Alexander Pichushkin (1974).