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. He was de facto head of state of Prussia from 1858, when he became regent for his brother Frederick William IV, and he became king when his brother died three years later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William I, German Emperor has received more than 2,158,951 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia. William I, German Emperor is the 174th most popular politician (up from 227th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Germany (up from 67th 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 174 out of 15,710Before him are Murad II, Mehmed IV, Maximilien Robespierre, Klemens von Metternich, Harry S. Truman, and Septimius Severus. After him are Henry II of France, Björn Ironside, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Alexander I of Russia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Rodrigo Duterte.

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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 Alfred de Vigny. Among people deceased in 1888, William I, German Emperor ranks 1After him are Frederick III, German Emperor, John Bosco, Rudolf Clausius, Carl Zeiss, Louisa May Alcott, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, John Stith Pemberton, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, François Achille Bazaine, and Ascanio Sobrero.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, William I, German Emperor ranks 54 out of 5,289Before him are Marlene Dietrich (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Erich Fromm (1900), and Klemens von Metternich (1773). After him are Georg Ohm (1789), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Eva Braun (1912), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Frederick the Great (1712), and Charles Bukowski (1920).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, William I, German Emperor ranks 11Before him are Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Hermann Göring (1893), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), and Klemens von Metternich (1773). After him are Frederick the Great (1712), William the Silent (1533), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Charles the Bald (823), Martin Bormann (1900), and Clara Zetkin (1857).