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William I, German Emperor

1797 - 1888

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William I or Wilhelm I (German: 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William I, German Emperor has received more than 2,765,811 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). William I, German Emperor is the 162nd most popular politician (up from 174th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Germany (down from 54th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Politician.

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

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Among politicians, William I, German Emperor ranks 162 out of 15,577Before him are Alfred the Great, Louis IX of France, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, Darius III, and Mehmed I. After him are Skanderbeg, Rodrigo Duterte, Alexander I of Russia, Pol Pot, Catherine I of Russia, and Demosthenes.

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Among people born in 1797, William I, German Emperor ranks 2Before him is Franz Schubert. After him are Heinrich Heine, Mary Shelley, Gaetano Donizetti, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Joseph Henry, Charles Lyell, Ghalib, and Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. 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, Louisa May Alcott, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, François Achille Bazaine, and Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, William I, German Emperor ranks 56 out of 6,142Before him are Thomas Mann (1875), Karl Benz (1844), Eva Braun (1912), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), and Hildegard of Bingen (1098). After him are Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Heinrich Heine (1797), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Gerd Müller (1945), and Wilhelm Wundt (1832).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, William I, German Emperor ranks 11Before him are Frederick the Great (1712), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Hermann Göring (1893), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), and Joseph Goebbels (1897). After him are Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), Martin Bormann (1900), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Helmut Kohl (1930), and Charles the Bald (823).