Wilhelm Voigt

1849 - 1922

Wilhelm Voigt

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 140,616 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 81st most popular extremist.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 81 out of 182Before him are Armin Meiwes, Aileen Wuornos, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Jacques Mesrine, Gary Ridgway, and Frank Nitti. After him are Luciano Leggio, Machine Gun Kelly, Horst Mahler, Susan Atkins, Delphine LaLaurie, and Shamil Basayev.

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Among people born in 1849, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 34Before him are Basil Zaharoff, Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Lord Randolph Churchill, Georg Luger, Empress Shōken, and Alexander Kielland. After him are Jean Béraud, Johan August Brinell, Princess Alice of Parma, Eugène Carrière, Herbert von Bismarck, and William Osler. Among people deceased in 1922, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 44Before him are Lothar von Richthofen, Edmund Leighton, Hermann Alexander Diels, Paul Durand-Ruel, Wolfgang Kapp, and Vlaho Bukovac. After him are John William Godward, Jacobus Kapteyn, Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Sidney Sonnino, Eugen Ehrlich, and Joseph Oller.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Wilhelm Voigt ranks 571 out of 2,050Before him are Boris Pugo (1937), Vasily Alekseyev (1942), Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904), Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg (1578), Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark (1888), and False Dmitry II (1600). After him are Hadji Murad (1795), Nicolas de Staël (1914), Anatoly Sobchak (1937), Yuri II of Vladimir (1188), Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), and Tode Mongke (1282).

Among EXTREMISTS In Russia

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

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