William I, German Emperor

1797 - 1888

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William I or Wilhelm I (Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig; 22 March 1797 – 9 March 1888) was King of Prussia from 2 January 1861 and German Emperor from 18 January 1871 until his death in 1888. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the first head of state of a united Germany. He was de facto head of state of Prussia from 1858, when he became regent for his brother Frederick William IV. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William I, German Emperor has received more than 3,301,795 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). William I, German Emperor is the 196th most popular politician (down from 160th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Germany and the 10th most popular German Politician.

William I, German Emperor is most famous for being the first emperor of a unified Germany.

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Over the past year William I, German Emperor has had the most page views in the with 511,338 views, followed by German (328,666), and Russian (100,955). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Croatian (54,250.00%), Irish (721.98%), and Wu Chinese (468.90%)


Among politicians, William I, German Emperor ranks 196 out of 19,576Before him are Anwar Sadat, Emperor Meiji, Mark Antony, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Ali Khamenei, and Batu Khan. After him are Louis the Pious, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Henry III of France, Hosni Mubarak, and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1797, William I, German Emperor ranks 3Before him are Franz Schubert, and Heinrich Heine. After him are Mary Shelley, Gaetano Donizetti, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Ghalib, Joseph Henry, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, and Charles Lyell. Among people deceased in 1888, William I, German Emperor ranks 1After him are John Bosco, Frederick III, German Emperor, Rudolf Clausius, Carl Zeiss, John Stith Pemberton, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Louisa May Alcott, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Anton Mauve, and François Achille Bazaine.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, William I, German Emperor ranks 56 out of 7,253Before him are Heinrich Heine (1797), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Hannah Arendt (1906), Josef Mengele (1911), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), and Georg Ohm (1789). After him are Klemens von Metternich (1773), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Eva Braun (1912), and Gerd Müller (1945).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, William I, German Emperor ranks 10Before him are Frederick the Great (1712), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Angela Merkel (1954), Hermann Göring (1893), and Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912). After him are Klemens von Metternich (1773), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Charles the Bald (823), and Martin Bormann (1900).