William I, Elector of Hesse

1743 - 1821

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William I, Elector of Hesse (German: Wilhelm I., Kurfürst von Hessen; 3 June 1743 – 27 February 1821) was the eldest surviving son of Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) and Princess Mary of Great Britain, the daughter of George II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William I, Elector of Hesse has received more than 245,659 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). William I, Elector of Hesse is the 5,068th most popular politician (down from 4,916th in 2019), the 1,374th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,367th in 2019) and the 395th most popular German Politician.

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Among politicians, William I, Elector of Hesse ranks 5,068 out of 19,576Before him are Caroline Kennedy, Prince Gong, Nicolae Timofti, Salvius Julianus, Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, and Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen. After him are Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, Al-Mustarshid, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Artemisia II of Caria, Itamar Franco, and Francesc Macià.

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Among people born in 1743, William I, Elector of Hesse ranks 16Before him are Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Toussaint Louverture, Nicolai Abildgaard, Carl Peter Thunberg, Edmund Cartwright, and René Just Haüy. After him are Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Gavrila Derzhavin, Joseph Banks, Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, and Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano. Among people deceased in 1821, William I, Elector of Hesse ranks 9Before him are Joseph de Maistre, Caroline of Brunswick, John William Polidori, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, Franz Karl Achard, and Johann Jacob Schweppe. After him are Tudor Vladimirescu, Gregory V of Constantinople, Jean Rapp, Johann Peter Frank, Louis Claude Richard, and Princess Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, William I, Elector of Hesse ranks 1,374 out of 7,253Before him are Hans Leo Hassler (1564), Bernhardus Varenius (1622), Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria (1447), Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen (1257), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), and Ludwig Guttmann (1899). After him are Theodor Escherich (1857), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Günter Guillaume (1927), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Otto Kumm (1909), and Isidor Straus (1845).

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